Stopping the decline of hedgehogs in your area

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AN ANNUAL celebration of garden wildlife hosted by the Royal Horticultural Society and the Wildlife Trusts is teaming up with Hedgehog Street this year to highlight how gardeners can help preserve hedgehogs.

Hedgehogs have been in decline in the UK for the past 10 years, with fewer than a million of the spiky creatures left in the country.

To encourage people right across Britain to think about how hedgehog-friendly their gardens, schools and community spaces are, this year’s Wild About Gardens Week will form a week-long call to action and a celebration of the humble animal.

Celebrity patron of the British Hedgehog Preservation Society Twiggy said: ‘Seeing hedgehogs in our garden when I was a child was a magical experience.

‘Now we all need to help these special mammals and there’s so much that gardeners can do to reverse their decline.’

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