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Help hedgehogs in your neighbourhood

Follow our top ten tips to help hedgehogs

According to the State of Britain’s Hedgehogs 2022 report, urban hedgehog populations appear to be stabilising and showing signs of recovery, following decades of decline. This highlights the importance of gardens and green spaces, and local action, in ensuring a future for hedgehogs.

There are plenty of simple ways to help hedgehogs in our gardens and greenspaces. The best place to start is to follow our top tips for a hedgehog-friendly garden.

The front of a leaflet containing ten tips to encourage hedgehogs into a garden.
Tips on how to made gardens a friendly environment for hedgehogs.

We know that hedgehogs love gardens and we know what they need to survive and thrive in suburbia. This is why Hedgehog Street was born.

A fact sheet showing useful tips for encouraging hedgehogs into a green space.

This is an introduction to how you can help hedgehogs. Once you have helped in your garden, you can register as a Hedgehog Champion and take it to the next level. Then become an ambassador for hedgehogs in your community, and get your friends and neighbours involved too.

No one garden is enough. Hedgehogs need neighbourhoods of linked-up gardens to survive.

Watch our Hedgehog Street top tips video for ideas on how to get started.

If you would like us to send you a bundle of these leaflets to hand out to your neighbours, please contact us at hedgehogs@ptes.org 

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