We're losing one of the UK's most engaging and enigmatic species, the hedgehog. Aside from being a joy to see, their presence is a great indicator of the health and continuity of our environment. We launched our Solihull Hedgehog Improvement Area in 2015 and are seeking funds for its continuation.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 February 2016 to 12:00 PM, 1 February 2017
Registered Charity in England and Wales (209200)
Hedgehogs have suffered a massive decline in the UK. It's thought that less than 1 million of our hedgehogs remain from an estimated population of 30 million in the 1950s. Unfortunately there's no simple fix, no single problem that we can pinpoint and change to begin to reverse this dramatic decline. A whole host of complex and interacting factors including habitat loss, reduction in food availability and fragmentation of the landscape are thought to be contributing to the loss we are seeing.
The Solihull Hedgehog Improvement Area isn't a nature reserve, a sanctuary or a park; it is the whole of Solihull. Our gardens, our churchyards, the patch of grass behind our offices, the field on which our children play at school; there is potential to help our hedgehogs all over. We believe that simple changes to the way that we think of, connect and use our green space can begin to make a difference.
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