Fay Vass, chief executive of the BHPS, explained: "This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join a well-run, lively project to help hedgehogs
, and to join the exclusive but growing group of hedgehog
officers across the country.
They will opportunity difference iconic species genuine Deborah The hedgehog
officer role is for a fixed period of a year initially and serves part of efforts to boost Britain's declining hedgehog
The ideal hedgehog
hibernation spot is in deep dense undergrowth where a safe sheltered hollow can ensure that they are undisturbed.
numbers in decline, getting involved is more important now than ever.
highways - Cut a five-inch squared hole in your fence or dig a channel under garden boundaries to allow them to roam across a large area.
The Wildlife Trusts advises: | | Create hedgehog
highways: They need plenty of access to search for food, nesting sites and mates.
Fay Vass Chief Executive British Hedgehog
Preservation Society Hedgehog
House Dhustone Ludlow
improvement area, around Solihull's Elmdon Park in the West Midlands, will be managed by a volunteer team of wildlife guardians.
The attraction to the animals may have started with a video game -- ''Sonic'' is a blue hedgehog
who runs at supersonic speeds and curls into a ball to attack its enemies -- but it has grown through people sharing pictures of their pets on social media and elsewhere online.
BHPS chief executive Fay Vass says: "There is so much the gardener can do to help hedgehogs
, and with hedgehog
numbers in decline it is more important now than ever.
Whether it's a reduction of 35 million or 10 million, the fact remains that the hedgehog
population is declining at an alarming rate," said ecologist Hugh Warwick.
It will shed light on the interesting life of the Ethiopian hedgehog
, the only indigenous hedgehog
in Qatar," Dr Nobuyuki Yamaguchi, assistant professor in Animal Ecology, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, told Gulf Times.