Have you seen a hedgehog in Cumbria?
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 an increase in intensification of our agricultural landscapes.
Urban populations have fallen by up to 30% and rural populations by at least 50% since the turn of the century.
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.
If you've seen a hedgehog, dead or alive, please add it to our map below by completing the form. All hedgehog sightings data is passed to Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre, which collects data on all species in Cumbria.