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Handy app offers top tips for helping hedgehogs

To coincide with National Hedgehog Day this Sunday 2nd February ‘Hedgehog Street’ has launched a new app offering monthly advice on how to help Britain’s favourite mammal.

The new ‘Hedgehog Street’ app sends its users interactive top tips every month, showing how to help wild, native hedgehogs, together with all sorts of other helpful hedgehog advice.

Accessible from any smartphone or tablet, app users can upload photos to the ‘Hedgehog Gallery’, record sightings to the BIG Hedgehog Map and see a variety of FAQs about hedgehogs while on the go, wherever they are.

Available to both Apple and Android users, the app can be downloaded for free from the App Store or Google Play, simply search ‘Hedgehog Street’.

Grace Johnson, Hedgehog Officer for Hedgehog Street explains: “We know hedgehogs are in trouble – we’ve lost 50% of hedgehogs in rural areas since 2000, which is a staggering amount. But, there are ways that we can all help. Our monthly top tips ranging from leaving a shallow bowl of water out for thirsty ‘hogs in the summer, to providing nesting materials and supplementary food before hedgehogs hunker-down for hibernation, will be sent straight to your smartphone, making helping hedgehogs easier than ever before.”

Hedgehog Street is a national campaign run by wildlife charities the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) and People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES). To find out  more about helping hedgehogs go to www.hedgehogstreet.org

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