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Woodford Green residents are on the hunt for hedgehogs

PUBLISHED: 14:46 28 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:46 28 March 2018

Emma Pooley Hedgehog Project Officer for the London Wildlife Trust showing Sunil and Jigisha Raval and Gillian Ayres how to make a hedgehog tunnel and where to position them.

Emma Pooley Hedgehog Project Officer for the London Wildlife Trust showing Sunil and Jigisha Raval and Gillian Ayres how to make a hedgehog tunnel and where to position them.

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Eagle-eyed residents are being called upon to help protect the borough’s hedgehog population.

Fifteen residents attended a workshop at Ray Park, Woodford Green on Wednesday to learn how to map out where in the capital hedgehogs hang out.

The workshop, part of a project called Urban Urchins, was led by London Wildlife Trust’s Emma Pooley who taught guests how to create their own footprint tunnel.

Residents are being asked to use these tunnels to spot hedgehogs and record their sightings in an online form so that the population can be listed on an interactive map updated every Tuesday.

The aim is to identify where in London the hedgehogs live to build an accurate picture of where conservation efforts are most needed.

The number of hedgehogs in the country has declined from around 30million in the 1950s to less than one million.

Find out more at www.wildlondon.org.uk/hedgehog or email Emma Pooley at epooley@wildlondon.org.uk


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