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Our wider work for hedgehogs

Hedgehog Street is part of a wider campaign to help hedgehogs, run by two UK-based charities, People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS).

Whilst we have been working together for over a decade, recent efforts have been focused on the conservation of the hedgehog, as the evidence for a decline has mounted. We run a steering group that meets every six months to decide on the direction of the work.

The three ‘arms’ to our strategy for hedgehogs

1) Fund research on hedgehogs

We have invested in a range of research projects that are looking at answering some of the unknown questions concerning hedgehogs and their ecology. Some of this research has helped us to develop completely new ways to detect hedgehogs.

Anouschka Hof, a researcher funded through the PTES & BHPS partnership

2) Commercial work for hedgehogs

We have set up and manage a series of professional training courses for land managers and consultants, delivered by mammal experts in different parts of the UK. We are also building links with developers to ensure hedgehogs are not forgotten in the rush to build houses.

Are you a developer? Get in touch and work with us to build hedgehog friendly houses! hedgehogs@ptes.org

Expert trainer Hugh Warwick teaching people about land management for hedgehogs

3) Public engagement and outreach 

Hedgehog Street is the main part of this, but PTES and BHPS staff also attend events and do face-to-face communication about hedgehogs and their plight around the UK.

Henry Johnson launching Bridport as the UK's first 'hedgehog town'

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