Wildlife trust’s warning as hedgehog numbers decline


A wildlife charity is encouraging people to make their gardens more hedgehog-friendly ahead of their winter hibernation.

The Dorset Wildlife Trust holds an online survey to monitor hedgehogs, and says their numbers have declined by 30% in the past 10 years.

Hugh Warwick from the Hedgehog Preservation Society says people can help by creating more spaces in their own gardens, like wood piles and bramble patches.

Reporter: Simon Marks



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