Help a Hedgehog

Hedgehogs are a native species protected by law and widespread across the UK.

They require a mixture of habitats for nesting, mating and will roam as much as 3km every night in search of food.

Hedgehog numbers in Britain declined at an alarming rate between 2000 – 2014. With help and advice from Hedgehog Helpline Cymru, Hedgehog Street, The British Hedgehog Preservation Society and the Peoples Trust for Endangered Species, Tai Calon is looking to make some simple changes that could have a massive impact on the fate of hedgehogs in Blaenau Gwent.

There is a nationwide scheme which aims to provide Hedgehog Highways, creating a matrix of pathways linking gardens and green spaces for hedgehogs to roam the large areas they require to obtain food and shelter. In order to do this, we would all need to cut a small 13cm hole in the bottom of fences, small enough to permit hedgehogs while preventing cats and dogs from escaping.We want to know what you think!

You can email Aaron on Aaron.browning@taicalon.org or 01495 294762


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