Hedgehog
Credit:

Hedgehog

2025 target

Number of tetrads where this species is recorded.

Status

The population now appears to be in dramatic decline, with at least a quarter of the population lost in the last decade.

Rationale

There are no official monitoring schemes for this species and the current Kent mammal distribution atlas (2015) is based on ad hoc records and the Kent Mammal Group’s voluntary mammal recording projects. KNP partners and others will continue to increase awareness of this species, to promote campaigns such as the People’s Trust for Endangered Species’ Hedgehog Street35 and to promote advice to land managers, including farmers and gardeners.