Today is World Habitat Day - we also need to consider what impact towns and cities have on wildlife
Today is the UN's #WorldHabitatDay which the UN says is a day "to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. The Day is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns." However, we need consider not only the human inhabitants but also our impact on the wildlife that calls our towns and cities home too. With that in mind we asked Hedgehog Street to write an article specifically for World Habitat Day.
Our only native UK species, the west European hedgehog can thrive in both urban and rural environments. The State of Britain’s Hedgehogs 2018, published by People’s Trust for Endangered Species and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society provides some interesting data. Find out more here