Town and Parish Council colleagues
Hedgehogs are in
trouble. Numbers in the UK have fallen from 36 million in the
1950s to less than a million today. It is feared that hedgehogs
could become extinct in less than a decade.
Operation Hedgehog, launched in 2016, is a collaboration between the
Cornwall Biodiversity Initiative* (CBI) and the Cornwall & Isles
of Scilly Local Nature Partnership (CIoS LNP). Its aim is to
address the decline in hedgehogs in Cornwall through education and
by developing, facilitating and promoting a variety of
hedgehog-friendly actions that individuals and organisations can adopt.
The threats to hedgehogs are numerous, but the main reasons for their
decline include habitat fragmentation, lack of invertebrate food and
lack of suitable nesting sites.
However, the good news is, small changes in our behaviour can make a
big difference to hedgehogs! Operation Hedgehog would like local
people and businesses to help-a-hedgehog by adopting as many of our
easy ‘top-tips’ as they can. We have produced an A4 poster of our top tips
for community notice boards and can provide further assistance if you
wish for your local area to go 'hedgehog friendly’! Simply follow the
link or click on the Hedgehog above.
For further information, please contact email@example.com
Operation Hedgehog is a great example of how individuals, communities
and organisations can all contribute to environmental growth – and
shows how simple changes can deliver large gains for nature. Not only
will these suggestions help our prickly friends, but they will benefit
other wildlife – and people too!
Buglife, Cornwall AONB, Cornwall College, Cornwall Council, Cornwall
Mammal Group, Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Duchy College, Environment
Agency, Exeter University, Forestry Commission, Falmouth University,
FWAG SouthWest, Heligan, Imerys, NFU, National Trust, Natural England,
RSPB, SWW, Spalding Associates, Westland Countryside Stewards, Woodland