The hedgehog population fell by 35.5million over 65 years
The British hedgehog population is estimated to have dropped by 35.5million with less than 1million of the spined animals left in the country
Roads, enclosed gardens, loss of hedgerows and woods, lawnmowers, slug pellets, dogs, badgers and bonfires are some of the creature’s biggest threats.
In 1950 there were an estimated 36.5million hedgehogs foraging in the UK, meaning an average of around 546,000 a year have been wiped out since.
Numbers fell by a third over the last decade alone.
Wildlife and gardening groups aim to use Wild About Gardening Week from October 26 to November 1 to raise awareness about what families can do to help reverse the decline.
The Royal Horticultural Society, the Wildlife Trusts, the British Hedgehog Preservation Society and holiday letting company holidaycottages.co.uk.
The mobile home park company worked with the North Devon Hedgehog Rescue to build what they believe to be the ideal home for nocturnal hedgehogs to keep safe from any dangers and threats that the typical UK garden would pose.
The spacious home features shelter and enough room for up to four hedgehogs to keep warm and safe whilst they sleep, and they are now encouraging homeowners and people on theirmobile home parks to do the same.