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.
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.