Save our Hogs - numbers falling in the UK

Manx Hedgehog Conservation Society speaks on issue

Hedgehog numbers may be falling in the UK - but Island residents are doing their best to conserve their numbers.

That's the belief of Sandy Huyton (pron: High-ten), Founder and Manager of the Manx Hedgehog Conservation Society.

Recent surveys in the UK show hedgehog numbers have fallen by around 50% since the turn of the century . . with populations dropping more rapidly in rural areas due to a loss of field margins and intensive farming.

However, Sandy says little steps here are making a difference - and educating the next generation is vital for their survival

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