How to stop the humble hedgehog disappearing from British gardens and countryside forever

How to stop the humble hedgehog disappearing from British gardens and countryside forever
 

Daniel Allen, Keele University
When the humble hedgehog was crowned “Britain’s national species” in a BBC Wildlife Magazine poll and “Britain’s favourite mammal” in a Royal Society of Biology poll, no doubt, sentimentalised memories of Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, played a role in swaying public opinion.
Ecologist and author Hugh Warwick explained how:
But despite their popularity, hedgehogs are now something of a rare sight in British gardens – and are in fact disappearing at the same rate as tigers worldwide. Rural hedgehogs in the UK have halved in number since 2000,... read more

 
14 January 2018 in Regional West, Views: 34
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