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Hedgehog rescue in grass in a garden

WHAT WE DO TO HELP BRITISH WILD HEDGEHOGS

We help wild hedgehogs in the Harpenden, Hertfordshire area of the United Kingdom. We look after hedgehogs that have no place to roam, have managed to find themselves in precarious situations, are ill, or injured. We rehabilitate them until they are fit to be released back in to the wild. We fatten up underweight hedgehogs that arrive at the sanctuary during the autumn/winter months, so they are ready for release in the spring. We also tend to young hoglets during the spring/summer months that have lost their mothers and are orphaned or have been found abandoned with many of these still with their eyes closed.

RESCUING HEDGEHOGS

Deliveries and rescues of hedgehogs are received from local counties Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire around the area of Harpenden. Local collections are made from the public and veterinary practices in addition to the work involved in the daily care of the hedgehogs.

 

Local residents are also in contact with the Charity and injured and found hedgehogs are frequently delivered for recovery purposes involving the medication and nurturing of them back to full health ready for reintroduction to the local countryside and gardens.

 

Local vets notify the Charity of hedgehogs which have undergone surgery, and the Charity looks after them until they are healthy enough to be released into the wild.

A sick hedgehog
Hoglets in a hand

WHAT WE DO WITH INCOME GENERATED AND DONATIONS

All income generated together with donations is used to help look after Hedgehogs such as buying food and paying for materials to build custom huts, cages, pens, hedgehog gardens, ponds, and shelters. They are also used to buy medical supplies and pay for heating and heated pads.

 

Some donations go to other local Charity groups such as the Harpenden Scouts, Cubs, and Beavers so they can buy materials to help us with projects for the hedgehogs.

As of December 2021, the money raised from Educational & Awareness Talks specifically, will go towards the wage of one employee.

Our future plans contemplate building a Hedgehog Nursery, Automated Hedgehog Feeding Stations, and an Overwintering Facility. Donations will help to go towards the material costs of these projects. Some of the previous projects already completed include a Hedgehog Education Centre and Hedgehog Hospital.

HOMED DISABLED HEDGEHOGS

The sanctuary is set in about 10 Acres of woodlands, fields, and hedgerows. There are special pens and gardens for the hedgehogs which are protected to avoid any harm or disruption from people.

Some hedgehogs have residence in external enclosed release gardens due to them being unlikely to survive without attention such as having disabilities. A few of these hedgehogs have permanent residence at the Sanctuary until a suitable Enclosed Gardens is found for their eventual release back in to the semi-wild.

 

We look after and rehabilitate these hedgehogs until they are ready to be released into an enclosed garden. Some of these hedgehogs have missing legs, are blind, or have other disabilities such as psychological issues which means they cannot be fully released back into the wild.

A hedgehog ontop of a hutch
Scout Group

BEAVERS, CUBS, SCOUTS, AND THE COMMUNITY

The Charity is not open to the general public as members have other occupations and spend their free time helping the hedgehogs at the sanctuary.


The Charity has opened the sanctuary to the local Harpenden Beavers, Cubs and Scouts groups to involve themselves in the work undertaken with the hedgehogs with the future intention of expanding the operation to include the local Primary Schools once the health and safety aspects have been resolved.


Recent projects which these groups have undertaken include making hedgehog rehabilitation hutches which were placed in the Hedgehogs Hotel area (where over 40 rehabilitation hutches are located). The groups have also been involved with creating Hedgehog friendly gardens and ponds along with bug hotels and many more projects.

The Charity is also closely involved with local Schools and Colleges for both with projects to help local hedgehogs and also work experience.

FACILITIES FOR THE HEDGEHOGS IN REHABILITATION

We have a number of different locations at the sanctuary where hedgehogs in rehabilitation are cared for. The main building is our Hedgehog Hospital where the hedgehogs are initially assessed.  This building also houses a number of incubators for the weak and very sick hedgehogs. It also has an operating table and stainless steel sink.  Hedgehogs that have recently undergone surgery by a local vet or are on medication and in rehabilitation are inside this building. The building is insulated and heated.

We also have another larger Hedgehogs Intensive Care building for hedgehogs that need to be isolated away from other hedgehogs. There are rehabilitation ICU's and medical supplies in this building. There is also the Hogs Bedding Store where we keep hay for the hedgehogs nesting material, along with about 40 outside rehabilitation hutches. There are also various hedgehog soft release gardens where hedgehogs that have gone through rehabilitation spend a short time just before being released back in to the wild.

Hedgehog Hospital
150 fledglings that fly out of wild bird boxes - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary
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Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

150 fledglings that fly out of wild bird boxes - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

Every year there are more than 150 fledglings that fly out of wild bird boxes we have installed at the sanctuary. This video was recorded in May 2024. #wildbirds #hwhs #harpenden #wheathampstead #wildlife #birdbox --------------------------------------------------------------------- HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY 🦔🐾🐾: A family-run Charity that rescues British Wild Hedgehogs based in Harpenden and covering the surrounding area in Hertfordshire. Set up in April 2015 rescuing wildlife since the 1980s. Mother and son are involved daily rehabilitating wild hedgehogs and orphaned baby hoglets that are sick, injured, or underweight. Since 2015 we have rescued, rehabilitated, and released thousands of injured or orphaned hedgehogs. We hope to use this platform to spread awareness and help promote ways you can help British Wild Hedgehogs. We use 100% of donations to help the hedgehogs. Registered Charity No. 1190048 Donate via our Paypal Giving Fund (Please check Gift Aid if UK tax payer): https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/4046519 or Donation via our Charities Aid Foundation: https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/20329#!/DonationDetails See more ways to support us: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/support-hedgehog-charity Our socials: https://www.facebook.com/HornbeamWood https://www.instagram.com/hedgehogsanctuary https://www.twitch.tv/hedgehogsanctuary https://x.com/HornbeamWood https://www.threads.net/@hedgehogsanctuary https://www.tiktok.com/@hedgehogsanctuary --------------------------------------------------------------------- WHY HAS THE UK WILD HEDGEHOG POPULATION DECLINED SO MUCH SINCE THE YEAR 2000? As of 2022, The Wild British Hedgehog has been included in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List for British Mammals. Hedgehogs have declined by between 30% - 75% across different areas of the countryside since 2000. The reasons for their decline are complex and aren’t yet fully understood, but two of the main pressures hedgehogs face in both rural and urban areas is lack of suitable habitat and habitat fragmentation. In 2020, it was estimated (PTES) that up to 335k hedgehogs are killed each year on the roads. Roads also create invisible barriers for hedgehogs. Their habitats have been diminishing and their inability to access and travel through gardens and across roads has become in most cases, impossible. The use of poisons like slug pellets, and intensive agricultural farming also have a part to play in their decreased populations. Along with loss of hedges and the use of pesticides. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #hedgehog #hoglets #wild #ukmammals #hwhs #hedgehogsanctuary #harpenden #hertfordshire #charity
Northern Lights, 1am on 11th May 2024 in Harpenden, Hertfordshire - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary
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Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

Northern Lights, 1am on 11th May 2024 in Harpenden, Hertfordshire - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

Northern Lights, taken 1am on 11th May 2024 in Harpenden, Hertfordshire --------------------------------------------------------------------- HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY 🦔🐾🐾: A family-run Charity that rescues British Wild Hedgehogs based in Harpenden and covering the surrounding area in Hertfordshire. Set up in April 2015 rescuing wildlife since the 1980s. Mother and son are involved daily rehabilitating wild hedgehogs and orphaned baby hoglets that are sick, injured, or underweight. Since 2015 we have rescued, rehabilitated, and released thousands of injured or orphaned hedgehogs. We hope to use this platform to spread awareness and help promote ways you can help British Wild Hedgehogs. We use 100% of donations to help the hedgehogs. Registered Charity No. 1190048 Donate via our Paypal Giving Fund (Please check Gift Aid if UK tax payer): https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/4046519 or Donation via our Charities Aid Foundation: https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/20329#!/DonationDetails See more ways to support us: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/support-hedgehog-charity Our socials: https://www.facebook.com/HornbeamWood https://www.instagram.com/hedgehogsanctuary https://www.twitch.tv/hedgehogsanctuary https://x.com/HornbeamWood https://www.threads.net/@hedgehogsanctuary https://www.tiktok.com/@hedgehogsanctuary --------------------------------------------------------------------- WHY HAS THE UK WILD HEDGEHOG POPULATION DECLINED SO MUCH SINCE THE YEAR 2000? As of 2022, The Wild British Hedgehog has been included in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List for British Mammals. Hedgehogs have declined by between 30% - 75% across different areas of the countryside since 2000. The reasons for their decline are complex and aren’t yet fully understood, but two of the main pressures hedgehogs face in both rural and urban areas is lack of suitable habitat and habitat fragmentation. In 2020, it was estimated (PTES) that up to 335k hedgehogs are killed each year on the roads. Roads also create invisible barriers for hedgehogs. Their habitats have been diminishing and their inability to access and travel through gardens and across roads has become in most cases, impossible. The use of poisons like slug pellets, and intensive agricultural farming also have a part to play in their decreased populations. Along with loss of hedges and the use of pesticides. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #hedgehog #hoglets #wild #ukmammals #hwhs #hedgehogsanctuary #harpenden #hertfordshire #charity
Northern Lights, taken midnight on 11th May 2024 in Harpenden - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary
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Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

Northern Lights, taken midnight on 11th May 2024 in Harpenden - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

Northern Lights, taken midnight on 11th May 2024 in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. View from Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary --------------------------------------------------------------------- HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY 🦔🐾🐾: A family-run Charity that rescues British Wild Hedgehogs based in Harpenden and covering the surrounding area in Hertfordshire. Set up in April 2015 rescuing wildlife since the 1980s. Mother and son are involved daily rehabilitating wild hedgehogs and orphaned baby hoglets that are sick, injured, or underweight. Since 2015 we have rescued, rehabilitated, and released thousands of injured or orphaned hedgehogs. We hope to use this platform to spread awareness and help promote ways you can help British Wild Hedgehogs. We use 100% of donations to help the hedgehogs. Registered Charity No. 1190048 Donate via our Paypal Giving Fund (Please check Gift Aid if UK tax payer): https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/4046519 or Donation via our Charities Aid Foundation: https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/20329#!/DonationDetails See more ways to support us: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/support-hedgehog-charity Our socials: https://www.facebook.com/HornbeamWood https://www.instagram.com/hedgehogsanctuary https://www.twitch.tv/hedgehogsanctuary https://x.com/HornbeamWood https://www.threads.net/@hedgehogsanctuary https://www.tiktok.com/@hedgehogsanctuary --------------------------------------------------------------------- WHY HAS THE UK WILD HEDGEHOG POPULATION DECLINED SO MUCH SINCE THE YEAR 2000? As of 2022, The Wild British Hedgehog has been included in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List for British Mammals. Hedgehogs have declined by between 30% - 75% across different areas of the countryside since 2000. The reasons for their decline are complex and aren’t yet fully understood, but two of the main pressures hedgehogs face in both rural and urban areas is lack of suitable habitat and habitat fragmentation. In 2020, it was estimated (PTES) that up to 335k hedgehogs are killed each year on the roads. Roads also create invisible barriers for hedgehogs. Their habitats have been diminishing and their inability to access and travel through gardens and across roads has become in most cases, impossible. The use of poisons like slug pellets, and intensive agricultural farming also have a part to play in their decreased populations. Along with loss of hedges and the use of pesticides. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #hedgehog #hoglets #wild #ukmammals #hwhs #hedgehogsanctuary #harpenden #hertfordshire #charity
Turning Old Worn Tyres in to non slip rubber Tracks for wheelchairs Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary
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Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

Turning Old Worn Tyres in to non slip rubber Tracks for wheelchairs Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

Turning Old Worn Tyres in to non slip rubber Tracks for wheelchairs. --------------------------------------------------------------------- HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY 🦔🐾🐾: A family-run Charity that rescues British Wild Hedgehogs based in Harpenden and covering the surrounding area in Hertfordshire. Set up in April 2015 rescuing wildlife since the 1980s. Mother and son are involved daily rehabilitating wild hedgehogs and orphaned baby hoglets that are sick, injured, or underweight. Since 2015 we have rescued, rehabilitated, and released thousands of injured or orphaned hedgehogs. We hope to use this platform to spread awareness and help promote ways you can help British Wild Hedgehogs. We use 100% of donations to help the hedgehogs. Registered Charity No. 1190048 Donate via our Paypal Giving Fund (Please check Gift Aid if UK tax payer): https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/4046519 or Donation via our Charities Aid Foundation: https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/20329#!/DonationDetails See more ways to support us: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/support-hedgehog-charity Our socials: https://www.facebook.com/HornbeamWood https://www.instagram.com/hedgehogsanctuary https://www.twitch.tv/hedgehogsanctuary https://x.com/HornbeamWood https://www.threads.net/@hedgehogsanctuary https://www.tiktok.com/@hedgehogsanctuary --------------------------------------------------------------------- WHY HAS THE UK WILD HEDGEHOG POPULATION DECLINED SO MUCH SINCE THE YEAR 2000? As of 2022, The Wild British Hedgehog has been included in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List for British Mammals. Hedgehogs have declined by between 30% - 75% across different areas of the countryside since 2000. The reasons for their decline are complex and aren’t yet fully understood, but two of the main pressures hedgehogs face in both rural and urban areas is lack of suitable habitat and habitat fragmentation. In 2020, it was estimated (PTES) that up to 335k hedgehogs are killed each year on the roads. Roads also create invisible barriers for hedgehogs. Their habitats have been diminishing and their inability to access and travel through gardens and across roads has become in most cases, impossible. The use of poisons like slug pellets, and intensive agricultural farming also have a part to play in their decreased populations. Along with loss of hedges and the use of pesticides. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #hedgehog #hoglets #wild #ukmammals #hwhs #hedgehogsanctuary #harpenden #hertfordshire #charity
Our new second outside rehabilitation hutch shelter! - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary
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Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

Our new second outside rehabilitation hutch shelter! - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

Our new second rehabilitation hutch shelter! A huge thank you to Harpenden Council for supporting the Charity with a Community Grant! We have now doubled our outside hedgehog rehabilitation capacity with a new hutch shelter. https://www.harpenden.gov.uk/ This was an urgent project for this years rescues as most of the older hutches had reached their end of life. We now have a Spring Summer capacity of 42 external rehabilitation hutches with a further 20 rehabilitation spaces in our hogspital and still have about 10 usable old rehabilitation hutches left which we will soon replace. A massive thank you to Steve for helping me with this project which I could not have done on my own! #community #harpenden #hedgehogs #charity #support #thankyou #rehabilitation --------------------------------------------------------------------- HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY 🦔🐾🐾: A family-run Charity that rescues British Wild Hedgehogs based in Harpenden and covering the surrounding area in Hertfordshire. Set up in April 2015 rescuing wildlife since the 1980s. Mother and son are involved daily rehabilitating wild hedgehogs and orphaned baby hoglets that are sick, injured, or underweight. Since 2015 we have rescued, rehabilitated, and released thousands of injured or orphaned hedgehogs. We hope to use this platform to spread awareness and help promote ways you can help British Wild Hedgehogs. We use 100% of donations to help the hedgehogs. Registered Charity No. 1190048 Donate via our Paypal Giving Fund (Please check Gift Aid if UK tax payer): https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/4046519 or Donation via our Charities Aid Foundation: https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/20329#!/DonationDetails See more ways to support us: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/support-hedgehog-charity Our socials: https://www.facebook.com/HornbeamWood https://www.instagram.com/hedgehogsanctuary https://www.twitch.tv/hedgehogsanctuary https://x.com/HornbeamWood https://www.threads.net/@hedgehogsanctuary https://www.tiktok.com/@hedgehogsanctuary --------------------------------------------------------------------- WHY HAS THE UK WILD HEDGEHOG POPULATION DECLINED SO MUCH SINCE THE YEAR 2000? As of 2022, The Wild British Hedgehog has been included in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List for British Mammals. Hedgehogs have declined by between 30% - 75% across different areas of the countryside since 2000. The reasons for their decline are complex and aren’t yet fully understood, but two of the main pressures hedgehogs face in both rural and urban areas is lack of suitable habitat and habitat fragmentation. In 2020, it was estimated (PTES) that up to 335k hedgehogs are killed each year on the roads. Roads also create invisible barriers for hedgehogs. Their habitats have been diminishing and their inability to access and travel through gardens and across roads has become in most cases, impossible. The use of poisons like slug pellets, and intensive agricultural farming also have a part to play in their decreased populations. Along with loss of hedges and the use of pesticides. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #hedgehog #hoglets #wild #ukmammals #hwhs #hedgehogsanctuary #harpenden #hertfordshire #charity
New paths at sanctuary for wheelchair access - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary
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Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

New paths at sanctuary for wheelchair access - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

A huge thank you to Bruce Wake Charitable Trust (https://brucewaketrust.co.uk/) for funding our new wheelchair access paths to all the facilities at the sanctuary! These paths allow access to the disabled toilet block, the overwintering hotel, the hogspital, the education centre, the outside rehabilitation zone, and to our groundworks storage shed. This was a large project which we are so excited to have complete :) A big thank you to both Vicky and Jill for helping us with the grant application for these new wheelchair access paths. #charity #disabled #paths #access #hedgehog #charitable --------------------------------------------------------------------- HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY 🦔🐾🐾: A family-run Charity that rescues British Wild Hedgehogs based in Harpenden and covering the surrounding area in Hertfordshire. Set up in April 2015 rescuing wildlife since the 1980s. Mother and son are involved daily rehabilitating wild hedgehogs and orphaned baby hoglets that are sick, injured, or underweight. Since 2015 we have rescued, rehabilitated, and released thousands of injured or orphaned hedgehogs. We hope to use this platform to spread awareness and help promote ways you can help British Wild Hedgehogs. We use 100% of donations to help the hedgehogs. Registered Charity No. 1190048 Donate via our Paypal Giving Fund (Please check Gift Aid if UK tax payer): https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/4046519 or Donation via our Charities Aid Foundation: https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/20329#!/DonationDetails See more ways to support us: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/support-hedgehog-charity Our socials: https://www.facebook.com/HornbeamWood https://www.instagram.com/hedgehogsanctuary https://www.twitch.tv/hedgehogsanctuary https://x.com/HornbeamWood https://www.threads.net/@hedgehogsanctuary https://www.tiktok.com/@hedgehogsanctuary --------------------------------------------------------------------- WHY HAS THE UK WILD HEDGEHOG POPULATION DECLINED SO MUCH SINCE THE YEAR 2000? As of 2022, The Wild British Hedgehog has been included in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List for British Mammals. Hedgehogs have declined by between 30% - 75% across different areas of the countryside since 2000. The reasons for their decline are complex and aren’t yet fully understood, but two of the main pressures hedgehogs face in both rural and urban areas is lack of suitable habitat and habitat fragmentation. In 2020, it was estimated (PTES) that up to 335k hedgehogs are killed each year on the roads. Roads also create invisible barriers for hedgehogs. Their habitats have been diminishing and their inability to access and travel through gardens and across roads has become in most cases, impossible. The use of poisons like slug pellets, and intensive agricultural farming also have a part to play in their decreased populations. Along with loss of hedges and the use of pesticides. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #hedgehog #hoglets #wild #ukmammals #hwhs #hedgehogsanctuary #harpenden #hertfordshire #charity
We are in desperate need of new Intensive Care Units for Orphaned Wild Baby Hoglets
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Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

We are in desperate need of new Intensive Care Units for Orphaned Wild Baby Hoglets

Aviva will kindly match fund any unique donation up to £250 https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/p/baby-wild-orphaned-hoglet-intensive-care The intensive care units will be used for the short emergency duration (about 6 weeks) of baby wild hoglets/hedgehogs. These hoglets are rescued having been orphaned at a young age from a few days to a few weeks old. These units are essential to maintain a constant heat for the baby hoglets while in rehabilitation as they are unable to generate their own body heat. The funds will be used to purchase new incubators as we are in desperate need for increased capacity of rescued orphaned hoglets. We are hoping to raise enough funds to purchase five or more Brinsea TLC-40 Eco Series II Intensive Care Unit / Bird Brooder (£640 each). https://brinsea.co.uk/bird-breeding-products/brooders/tlc-40-eco-series-ii-icu-brooder/ --------------------------------------------------------------------- HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY 🦔🐾🐾: A family-run Charity that rescues British Wild Hedgehogs based in Harpenden and covering the surrounding area in Hertfordshire. Set up in April 2015 rescuing wildlife since the 1980s. Mother and son are involved daily rehabilitating wild hedgehogs and orphaned baby hoglets that are sick, injured, or underweight. Since 2015 we have rescued, rehabilitated, and released thousands of injured or orphaned hedgehogs. We hope to use this platform to spread awareness and help promote ways you can help British Wild Hedgehogs. We use 100% of donations to help the hedgehogs. Registered Charity No. 1190048 Donate via our Paypal Giving Fund (Please check Gift Aid if UK tax payer): https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/4046519 or Donation via our Charities Aid Foundation: https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/20329#!/DonationDetails See more ways to support us: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/support-hedgehog-charity Our socials: https://www.facebook.com/HornbeamWood https://www.instagram.com/hedgehogsanctuary https://www.twitch.tv/hedgehogsanctuary https://x.com/HornbeamWood https://www.threads.net/@hedgehogsanctuary https://www.tiktok.com/@hedgehogsanctuary --------------------------------------------------------------------- WHY HAS THE UK WILD HEDGEHOG POPULATION DECLINED SO MUCH SINCE THE YEAR 2000? As of 2022, The Wild British Hedgehog has been included in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List for British Mammals. Hedgehogs have declined by between 30% - 75% across different areas of the countryside since 2000. The reasons for their decline are complex and aren’t yet fully understood, but two of the main pressures hedgehogs face in both rural and urban areas is lack of suitable habitat and habitat fragmentation. In 2020, it was estimated (PTES) that up to 335k hedgehogs are killed each year on the roads. Roads also create invisible barriers for hedgehogs. Their habitats have been diminishing and their inability to access and travel through gardens and across roads has become in most cases, impossible. The use of poisons like slug pellets, and intensive agricultural farming also have a part to play in their decreased populations. Along with loss of hedges and the use of pesticides. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #hedgehog #hoglets #wild #ukmammals #hwhs #hedgehogsanctuary #harpenden #hertfordshire #charity
We are in desperate need of new Intensive Care Units for Orphaned Wild Baby Hoglets
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Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

We are in desperate need of new Intensive Care Units for Orphaned Wild Baby Hoglets

Aviva will kindly match fund any unique donation up to £250 https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/p/baby-wild-orphaned-hoglet-intensive-care The intensive care units will be used for the short emergency duration (about 6 weeks) of baby wild hoglets/hedgehogs. These hoglets are rescued having been orphaned at a young age from a few days to a few weeks old. These units are essential to maintain a constant heat for the baby hoglets while in rehabilitation as they are unable to generate their own body heat. The funds will be used to purchase new incubators as we are in desperate need for increased capacity or rescued orphaned hoglets. We are hoping to raise enough funds to purchase five or more Brinsea TLC-40 Eco Series II Intensive Care Unit / Bird Brooder (£640 each). https://brinsea.co.uk/bird-breeding-products/brooders/tlc-40-eco-series-ii-icu-brooder/ --------------------------------------------------------------------- HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY 🦔🐾🐾: A family-run Charity that rescues British Wild Hedgehogs based in Harpenden and covering the surrounding area in Hertfordshire. Set up in April 2015 rescuing wildlife since the 1980s. Mother and son are involved daily rehabilitating wild hedgehogs and orphaned baby hoglets that are sick, injured, or underweight. Since 2015 we have rescued, rehabilitated, and released thousands of injured or orphaned hedgehogs. We hope to use this platform to spread awareness and help promote ways you can help British Wild Hedgehogs. We use 100% of donations to help the hedgehogs. Registered Charity No. 1190048 Donate via our Paypal Giving Fund (Please check Gift Aid if UK tax payer): https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/4046519 or Donation via our Charities Aid Foundation: https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/20329#!/DonationDetails See more ways to support us: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/support-hedgehog-charity Our socials: https://www.facebook.com/HornbeamWood https://www.instagram.com/hedgehogsanctuary https://www.twitch.tv/hedgehogsanctuary https://x.com/HornbeamWood https://www.threads.net/@hedgehogsanctuary https://www.tiktok.com/@hedgehogsanctuary --------------------------------------------------------------------- WHY HAS THE UK WILD HEDGEHOG POPULATION DECLINED SO MUCH SINCE THE YEAR 2000? As of 2022, The Wild British Hedgehog has been included in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List for British Mammals. Hedgehogs have declined by between 30% - 75% across different areas of the countryside since 2000. The reasons for their decline are complex and aren’t yet fully understood, but two of the main pressures hedgehogs face in both rural and urban areas is lack of suitable habitat and habitat fragmentation. In 2020, it was estimated (PTES) that up to 335k hedgehogs are killed each year on the roads. Roads also create invisible barriers for hedgehogs. Their habitats have been diminishing and their inability to access and travel through gardens and across roads has become in most cases, impossible. The use of poisons like slug pellets, and intensive agricultural farming also have a part to play in their decreased populations. Along with loss of hedges and the use of pesticides. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #hedgehog #hoglets #wild #ukmammals #hwhs #hedgehogsanctuary #harpenden #hertfordshire #charity
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