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Why do Hedgehogs Need Help?
The UK hedgehog population has declined by 97% since the 1950's, and the rate of loss appears to have accelerated in recent years. Having outlived the Sabre-toothed Tiger, it appears that human activities are taking this beautiful iconic species to the edge of extinction in Britain.
Does the Decline in UK Hedgehog Populations Affect Society?
YES!! Hedgehogs form part of ecosystems - the web of life. These ecosystems maintain the balance of nature, allowing it to provide air, food, health, water and well being. The State of Nature directly affects human health and well being. The plight of the hedgehog is just one indicator that shows that all is not well across the great British countryside and our urban landscapes. In fact the UK has recently been ranked 189th out of 218 countries in terms of how well it is looking after nature. We need to protect nature, because we are part of the web of life and nature looks after us!
OK! So Why Launch a Five Year Plan to HELP HEDGEHOG HOSPITALS?
The great news is that there are many ways that we can ALL help spark a revival in hedgehog populations. You can find out more via Hedgehog Street.
With less than a million Hedgehogs left in the UK, the 800 or so Hedgehog rescue centres provide a MASSIVE contribution to their conservation. However, as self funded volunteers they remain the unsung heroes. Hedgehog hospitals certainly don't have mountains of money or time available to raise awareness of their work, whilst holding down jobs and family life!
The Help Hedgehog Hospitals five year project is designed to encourage passionate individuals and local businesses to rise and work as a team in order to support Hedgehog rescues, raising awareness, whilst also raising funds to maintain, update and expand provisions and facilities. Micro-chipping is just one example of just how important rescues can be to conservation. Just imagine how many Hedgehogs are released back into suitable habitat every year!
How to GET INVOLVED
This really is a grassroots project, requiring teamwork and people-power, in order to give hedgehog rescues the level of support that they desperately need and deserve, whilst also making a massive contribution to the recovery of UK hedgehog numbers. You can find out more about the project and how to get involved here
Here's how YOU can help:
1. Please JOIN and SHARE this thunderclap campaign. It is free, and every supporter gets the message out to a wider audience, helping the project get off to a flying start.
2. Please SUPPORT and SHARE this fundraising event. It is a 25 mile walk to support the critical work of a Hedgehog rescue, whilst raising awareness for Hedgehogs and this five year Help Hedgehog Hospitals project. A successful launch event will inspire others to join this project. All donations go directly to the care of hedgehogs so every contribution, no mater how small, will make a difference.
3. Whether you are a hedgehog rescue, or a passionate individual/business that wants to help a local rescue by becoming a Hedgehog Hospital Hero, please visit the project site to see how YOU can get involved.YOU ALL have the POWER to PROTECT NATURE and create positive change! Please JOIN & SHARE this thunderclap campaign and get involved.
Help Hedgehog Hospitals 2017-2022
A 25 mile walk will herald the launch of a five year grass-roots project to #HelpHedgehogHospitals across the UK. These rescues are the unsung heroes of hedgehog conservation - self-funded volunteers who rehabilitate and release a significant number of hedgehogs every year, given that the UK population has fallen by 97% since the 1950's to less than 1 million. This project is part of the Team4Nature network.