Chris Grayling MP is the new Hedgehog Species Champion
22nd November 2017
The Rt Hon Chris Grayling, MP for Epsom & Ewell and Secretary of State for Transport, has become the new ‘Species Champion’ for the UK’s native hedgehog.
The Species Champion initiative, led by the RSPB, sees MPs from across the UK championing various flora and fauna, from mammals, fish and reptiles to trees and wildflowers. Chris Grayling is the second hedgehog advocate, following his predecessor Oliver Colvile MP.
We hope to work with Mr Grayling as his role of Secretary of State for Transport to try and fight for hedgehogs in terms of road mitigation, as roadkill is a major factor in hedgehog decline.