This University is aiming to obtain Hedgehog Friendly Campus accreditation.
Did you know that hedgehog numbers in the UK have declined by 50% since 2000 and there are now estimated to be fewer than 1 million left? We want to do something about this and so have joined the Hedgehog Friendly Campus scheme, which is designed to make our campuses places where hedgehogs can thrive.
The Hedgehog Friendly Campus scheme is sponsored by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) and has three levels, bronze, silver and gold. We are aiming to obtain the bronze level in December 2020. To obtain accreditation, we have to fulfil 10 criteria out of a possible 18. These include holding hedgehog awareness events, making sure our gardeners and security teams are aware of what to do if they find an ill or distressed hedgehog, putting stickers on our strimmers to alert users to potential danger to hedgehogs, carrying out hedgehog surveys and raising money for the BHPS.
National Hedgehog Week is 3rd-9th May - let's help make a difference and get involved.
Watch the video below from the link below to find out more about what actually is a Hedgehog Friendly Campus:
Over the next few months we will be asking staff and students to get involved in various activities to help hedgehogs (remotely at first), so please watch out for our communications. If you want to get more involved in the scheme please contact firstname.lastname@example.org