Hedgehog Friendly Campus










The University is a Bronze status Hedgehog Friendly Campus

Did you know that hedgehog numbers in the UK have declined by 50% since 2000 and there are now estimated to be fewer than 1 million left? We want to do something about this and so have joined the Hedgehog Friendly Campus scheme, which is designed to make our campuses places where hedgehogs can thrive.  

The Hedgehog Friendly Campus scheme is sponsored by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) and has three levels, bronze, silver and gold.  We are aiming to obtain the bronze level in January2021. 

To obtain accreditation, we had to fulfil 10 criteria out of a possible 18.  These include holding hedgehog awareness events, making sure our Ground Technicians are aware of what to do if they find an ill or distressed hedgehog, putting stickers on our strimmers to alert users to potential danger to hedgehogs, carrying out hedgehog surveys and raising money for the BHPS. 

If you want to find out more information on hedgehogs please visit the BHPS website.

If you want to get more involved in the scheme her at the university, then please contact Neil Waghorn at njw11@aber.ac.uk or Jeff Saycell at jrs@aber.ac.uk