Hedgehog Awareness Week: log your hog!

This week (1-7 May 2016) is Hedgehog Awareness Week and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) is calling for people to help the nation’s beloved hog.



During the week, the charity aims to encourage people to take action to help hedgehogs.


Ideas which could help include: making gardens more accessible; a charity fund-raiser; displaying posters from BHPS; a leaflet drop or making a small donation. 

People have also been asked to log any hedgehog sighting on the Big Hedgehog Map to help provide more data hedgehog numbers in the UK.

A petition was also launched at the Hedgehog Summit in the House of Commons in February, in a bid to improve the legal protection for hedgehogs. The petition requires 100,000 signatures by 11 August 2016; the number currently stands at over 30,000.

You can view and sign the petition here.


For more information see the British Hedgehog Preservation Society’s website