Help British hedgehogs

A hedgehog society is appealing for the public’s help following a BBC poll which declared the garden visitor as the national species.

The British Hedgehog Preservation Society launched the appeal for Hedgehog Champions following the poll by the BBC Wildlife Magazine which named hedgehogs as the National Species for Britain.

Chief executive of the British Hedgehog Preservation Society Fay Vass said: “We are all thrilled that hedgehogs have won this vote and it could not have come at a better time; hedgehog numbers are in fairly sharp decline so they need all the help they can get.

“Their place in the nation’s affections is obvious from the result, if each and every one of us converts that affection into positive action to help hedgehogs, their situation will be much improved.”

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