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A Rocha UK

Help us make hedgehog decline yesterday's news

Nature in the UK is in serious trouble: we've lost half of our UK hedgehog population since the year 2000. We're already working locally to reverse this decline, but we want to do much more. We need to do this, for God, for nature and for people.
Closes on 31/01/2019
Charity Registration No: 1089276
About the charity

A Rocha UK

A Rocha UK is a charity committed to helping Christians in the UK to care for the natural world. We work collaboratively with others who share our passion for the planet and our desire for it to flourish.

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The UK has lost half of it's hedgehog population since the year 2000

When you hear a statistic that shocking, action is required.

Hedgehogs are already one of the priority conservation species with our Partners In Action via our Target 10 project. In response to these figures we have funded Project Hedgehog - a fantastic new initiative at our Partner In Action, Lea Brook Valley Project. Hedgehog populations in the area surrounding the Lea Book Valley Project are in sharp decline. Situated in a densely populated and rapidly expanding residential area, intensive building has left little room for wildlife. Hedgehogs are nomadic and can travel several miles a night hunting for food. New housing developments with continuous fencing mean that they can't travel between gardens and are forced into smaller areas, leaving them with insufficient habitat and nowhere to hibernate.

Project Hedgehog is reconnecting gardens and other green spaces, giving hedgehogs the space they need. They provide purpose built, cat-proof hedgehog boxes for private gardens, ensuring that breeding females and their hoglets have somewhere safe to rest. The boxes also offer safe hibernation spaces helping hedgehogs to survive the winter months. The local community are being encouraged to make gardens hedgehog-friendly and create small holes in their fences so that hedgehogs can travel between gardens and beyond into the wooded valley. Excitingly, early survey results show that the boxes are being used, and hedgehogs are beginning to expand their territory!

We are delighted to have helped the hedgehogs at Lea Brook Valley, but there is so much more work for us to do. Nature in the UK is in serious trouble the threat of extinction to many species and the decline of even more is already a reality. Please donate today so that we can continue to reverse the decline of hedgehogs and other Target Ten species.

We need to do this, for God, for nature and for people and we need your help.

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Sue Jelfs

1 day ago

Go A Rocha you're doing a great job!

£30.00

+ £7.5 Gift Aid

Anonymous

10 days ago

Carry on the good work

£50.00

+ £12.5 Gift Aid

Anonymous

12 days ago

Good to see hedgehogs being focused on.

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Anonymous

14 days ago

£20.00

Anthony Page

14 days ago

Hope for hedgehogs!

£20.00

+ £5 Gift Aid

About the charity

A Rocha UK
A Rocha UK

A Rocha UK is a charity committed to helping Christians in the UK to care for the natural world. We work collaboratively with others who share our passion for the planet and our desire for it to flourish.

Charity Registration No: 1089276

http://arocha.org.uk

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