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🛠 Toolkit for farmers

Rural vs Urban

Sadly hedgehogs are struggling in rural areas; our recent State of Britain’s Hedgehogs 2022 report found that rural hedgehogs have declined by between 30% – 75% in different areas since 2000.

Farmers and rural land managers can be a great help when it comes to helping hedgehogs. Our farmer’s guide will help you enhance and protect your land for the benefit of hedgehogs, which brings in many other benefits too. We also have fact sheets and guides which show the ecology of hedgehogs.

Landscape features

Well-managed hedgerows can be a haven for hedgehogs and many other wildlife species, as well as providing other benefits such as regulation of water supply for crops. PTES’ Great British Hedgerow Survey and Healthy Hedgerows app can tailored provide management advice.