Today I signed a petition calling for the protection of hedgehogs and to raise the issue of their decline by giving them status as a protected animal under the Wildlife and Countryside Act.
The loss of any animal from our ecosystem would inevitably have a knock on effect on other species. There has been a severe decline in hedgehog numbers- dropping by nearly a third over the past decade- and startlingly, their numbers are declining in the UK as fast as tigers worldwide.
All this shows us that some action is needed if we want to see their numbers spike!
If you would like to join me in signing this petition to give hedgehogs more legal protection, you can do so here: