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The once common hedgehog is now under threat from development and habitat loss caused by the reduction of hedgerows and increase in intensification of our agricultural landscapes.

In just the last 10 years, hedgehog numbers have fallen by 30%, and there are now thought to be fewer than one million left in the UK.  They are disappearing from our countryside as fast as tigers are worldwide.

Churchyards which are managed in a wildlife friendly way can provide the perfect home and there are various things you can do to make your green space more attractive to these endangered mammals.

There are also plenty of things you can do in your own garden to help hedgehogs thrive - take a look at this guide for inspiration.

Further information is available from the British Hedgehog Preservation Society who also have a hotline in case you find a hedgehog in trouble.