The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and The Wildlife Trusts are working alongside the British Hedgehog street campaign to show the importance of protecting our hedgehogs.

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In need of assistance: hedgehog numbers are falling. Photo: FreeImages/Mattias Tengblad

Hedgehog numbers in the UK are estimated to have dropped by as much as 30% during the past decade, prompting the campaign which will take place during the Wild About Gardening Week, from October 26 to the beginning of November.

A host of organisations are getting involved to promote the week and encourage people to prevent hedgehogs from suffering a further decline, especially during the winter months.

There are many tips available to ensure the safety of hedgehogs; for information visit the blog about how to encourage hedgehogs into the garden. http://www.birstall.co.uk/blog/how-encourage-hedgehogs-into-garden/

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