One of the proposals in Kate Bradbury’s Urban Spaces section in the Manifesto for Wildlife is for ‘Hedgehog holes to be made compulsory in all new fencing‘.
This is one of the simplest, most practical and dead easy recommendations in the whole manifesto.
And another of the ‘ministers’ involved in the Manifesto for Wildlife, Hugh Warwick, has launched an e-petition to gain public support for this measure.
Hugh writes ‘I’m an ecologist and author and I’ve been studying hedgehogs for over 30 years. I know that a key cause of them dying out is that our landscapes are being fenced off into ever smaller fragments. We need to make sure new housing developments include ‘hedgehog highways’ – a 13 cm hole in the bottom of a fence that allows hedgehogs to move freely between gardens to find food and find a mate.‘.
Here’s the e-petition – have a look and please add your name. It’s doing very well.