Hedgehogs have undergone a dramatic decline across Britain. In 2013 Warwickshire Wildlife Trust launched the Help for Hedgehogs campaign in response to the worrying trend being seen across both Warwickshire and the country as a whole.
Since the launch of the campaign (see video clips on youtube), we have been raising funds and awareness for the cause. In 2015 we launched the next phase of the project; the UK’s first area designated for hedgehog conservation, the Solihull Hedgehog Improvement Area (Solihull HIA) with funding and support from the British Hedgehog Preservation Society.
If you live in Solihull, do keep an eye open for our Last Hedgehog in Solihull leaflet which will be making its way to households across the area in late August and September 2015. The booklet features a series of wonderful illustrations produced by Warwickshire Illustrator Ann Scott and plus information about these special animals and how you can help.
We have been overwhelmed by the support shown by national and local media, businesses and individuals wishing to support the Solihull HIA. If you would like to do your bit, you can donate online here or you can donate by text e.g. WKWT05 £10 to 70070.
You can also support our Help for Hedgehogs Campaign helping to educate people across Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull with a particular emphasis on working with schools and community groups. You can donate online here or by text e.g. WKWT04 £5 to 70070.
Find out more about the Solihull HIA and our Help for Hedgehogs Campaign on our web site: www.helpforhedgehogs.co.uk