Ipswich hedgehogs: Lessons learnt and approaches taken

To celebrate hedgehogs at the end of our external funding period we invited the residents of Ipswich to a hedgehog lantern parade - the first of its kind! We weaved our way through Holywells Park at twilight, ending at La Tour Cycle Café along the waterfront for drinks, cake and hedgehog chatter. Photo by John Ferguson.

In 2016 we launched a two year project with the support of The National Lottery Heritage Fund and British Hedgehog Preservation Society. The project had the aim of making Ipswich the most hedgehog friendly town in the UK, and the residents of the town have fully embraced hedgehog conservation!

We've learnt so much from our hedgehog work in Ipswich, and we want this information to be useful for organisations or community groups  looking to help hedgehogs across the country.

For this reason we have created a short handbook outlining the approaches we've taken and the lessons we've learnt along the way.  We'd love to know if you are considering setting up your own project - please do get in touch!