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One of the stories in this week's Saving Species (Tuesday 13/Thursday 15 April) focuses on the Hedgehog - a much-loved but possibly declining mammal in the UK. Some fear that the hedgehog has declined greatly, and in Saving Species we'll hear from people who remember seeing Hedgehogs in previous decades - were there really more of them around then?
Unfortunately there is relatively little population data available for the Hedgehog. The latest review from the Tracking Mammals Partnership concluded in 2007 that there has been:
- A long-term decrease over last 25 years, but with no statistically significant change over the last 10 years. There is a significant decline (-51%) in Wales over 1997-2007.
What do you think? Do you remember seeing more Hedgehogs in the past, and were they alive or squashed on the road?