Hedgehogs need your help

Hedgehogs are disappearing from our towns and countryside and we need your help to track them down.

Cumbria’s hedgehogs face an uncertain future

The once common hedgehog is now under threat from development and habitat loss caused by the reduction of hedgerows and increase in intensification of our agricultural landscapes.

In just the last 10 years, hedgehog numbers have fallen by 30%, and there are now thought to be fewer than one million left in the UK. They are disappearing from our countryside as fast as tigers are worldwide.

We don’t know how many have gone from Cumbria but by asking people to complete the survey we can find out more about where hedgehogs are living, whether numbers are increasing, decreasing or staying the same and how many are dying on our roads.

Not seen a hedgehog?

If you haven’t seen a hedgehog but would like to attract them to your garden, sign up to our e-newsletter which we’ll be sending out this spring and summer, and learn about what changes you can make to your garden to create a hedgehog haven.

Sick or injured hedgehog?

Visit our main website for more information on what to do if you’ve found a sick or injured hedgehog.

How to report a sighting

  1. Provide details of the sighting
  2. Drop a pin in the map to show us where you were
  3. Submit your sighting and see it appear on the map immediately
Report your sighting