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Hedgehog Ecology and Management for Practitioners training course

A one-off day course for land managers and consultants to inform greenspace management in the UK to help the declining hedgehog.

Event details

Meeting point

The Barn


9:30am - 4:00pm
A static map of Hedgehog Ecology and Management for Practitioners training course

About the event

Hedgehog numbers have declined by a third in the last decade. This course looks at the ways we might change the management of our land to better support hedgehogs. It is aimed at people involved in the management of public spaces or private amenity land, including consultants, landscape architects, developers and greenspace managers.

The course is run by our Senior Hedgehog Officer, Dr Deborah Wright, and covers topics such as hedgehog ecology, decline, surveying and mitigation throughout the day. 

Hedgehogs provide a means to engage people in biodiversity issues and an intelligent focus for satisfying the requirements of the NERC Act. Hedgehogs are also frequently overlooked in ecological impact assessments. Small management changes can dramatically improve areas of land for this UK BAP species, potentially reversing its decline and enriching biodiversity more broadly.

This course has been produced by the People's Trust for Endangered Species and British Hedgehog Preservation Society, with contributions from experts Dr Pat Morris and Dr Nigel Reeve.




Know before you go


Guide dogs only

What to bring

Some of the day will be outdoors, so please wear warm layers and bring waterproofs and sturdy boots/wellies.


Picnic area
Disabled toilet
Baby changing facilities

Contact us

Deborah Wright