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  • Writer's pictureKatie Scott

Would you like to help hedgehogs?

Rothbury Climate and Nature has signed up to the The New National Hedgehog Monitoring Programme.

Now we need people in Rothbury and Coquetdale to volunteer to monitor the hedgehog activity in their areas/gardens. Will you join us ? Please will you help with this?

The NHMP is an exciting new pilot project, that will, for the first time, produce robust hedgehog population estimates. Where previous large-scale surveys give us information on where hedgehogs are, this new survey will tell us how many there are.  Surveys that indicate only where hedgehogs are present, don’t reveal how that population is faring until it has disappeared, but monitoring numbers can give us warning if the population is in trouble. We’ll also look at regional and habitat differences in hedgehog populations, to identify what factors impact them. With this knowledge, we will make effective conservation plans, so that we can reverse the decline of this iconic species. The National Hedgehog Monitoring Programme - People's Trust for Endangered Species (

In August you are welcome to come along and make a hedgehog house, which you will be able to place in your garden to help the hedgehogs throughout next winter. Look for details on our events page on the website

If you would like to join the Rothbury CAN Hedgehog Monitoring Hub, please email us on

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