Loughborough achieves Bronze in this year’s Hedgehog Friendly Campus initiative

Loughborough University is taking part in the Hedgehog Friendly Campus initiative, a nationwide project set up by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society. This year (2022-23), we earned the Bronze award, currently aiming towards the Silver accreditation in the near future.

Since 2000, the hedgehog population in Britain has declined by almost 50%, making them vulnerable to extinction in our country. Hedgehogs play a key role in the ecosystem by managing insect populations, which is why it’s important to prevent any further decline in the species. Therefore, participation in the project supports the overall biodiversity work across campus.

As part of our ongoing work in this action, Loughborough currently has a group of students working together to keep the project active. This includes initiatives such as promoting the campaign, undertaking workshops, holding fundraisers, distributing flyers, and brainstorming creative ideas to raise awareness on how to prevent the decline of hedgehogs, both on campus and in their gardens.

Find out more about the Hedgehog Friendly Campus initiative.

If you’d like to get involved or learn more about the project, please email enviroassist@lboro.ac.uk.