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.

Terrestrial mammal
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Woodland
Lothian and Scottish Borders
The Wildlife Information Centrefor 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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