The Wildlife Information Centre for the Lothians and Borders- Hedgehog Survey

The Wildlife Information Centre’s Hedgehog survey aims to gather up-to-date information on the distribution of hedgehogs, Erinaceous europaeus, in the Lothians and Scottish Borders. The hedgehog, Erinaceous europaeus, is listed on the UK Biodiversity Action Plan as a Priority Species and has suffered a significant decline in recent years. One study showed 20% decline over 4 years in the number of individuals seen. By launching a survey of hedgehogs and inviting everyone to send in their hedgehog sightings, TWIC hopes to develop a clearer picture of the status of the hedgehog in our region. We will then be able to develop a baseline to monitor what is happening to hedgehogs in the future.

Scope:
Hedgehog
Taxonomy:
Terrestrial mammal
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Woodland
Country:
Scotland
Region:
Lothian and Scottish Borders
Organisations:
The Wildlife Information Centre for the Lothians and Borders
How to take part:
Sightings can be submitted all year

How to get involved

If you see a hedgehog (dead or alive) please let us know. Click on the following link to go to a page where you will be able to give us details of the hedgehog you saw:submit a hedgehog record online.

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