There has been much discussion regarding the state of the UK’s hedgehogs, but, until now, few studies into the situation.
Today the Royal Parks Foundation announces the discovery of the last wild hedgehogs living in central London’s parks. The research, carried out alongside the ZSL, two eminent wildlife scientists and a team of volunteers, found a group of around 50 breeding hedgehogs in Regent’s Park.
In the 1970s wild hedgehogs lived in all five of central London’s Royal Parks, yet now they only survive in one. The research has led to changes in habitat management in Regent’s Park to support the hedgehogs, but the Foundation is carrying out another round that will assist conservation efforts across the country.