How to build a cosy hedgehog cabin

Brian McCulloch talks to an environmental group with a practical answer to protecting the animals

‘Hedgehog cabins’ – offering protection from the sun, or shelter from the cold, and a safe place for them to breed – are being made and sold by a French environmental association to help the animals survive.

Hedgehogs (hérissons) were a common sight in the evenings in France but have become increasingly rare, with some animal groups fearing they could be extinct by 2025.

The prediction is based on UK studies which show a 50% fall in the number of hedgehogs between 2000 and 2018.

Officially, hedgehogs are classified by the international nature organisation IUCN as being ...

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