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Hedgehogs to get new highway in Ealing

A new network of hedgehog highways to help London’s hedgehogs is set to be extended to Ealing.

The Ealing highway is a joint project between London Zoo owner, The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and Ealing Wildlife Group to help hedgehogs, a mammal that is now declining that it is classed as vulnerable to extinction.

Ealing Wildlife Group is making CD-sized holes in fences across Hanwell and Pitshanger with plans to further extend it to other parts of Ealing and has been created with permission of fence owners.  According to ZSL and Ealing Wildlife Group, hedgehog highways make it easier for hedgehogs to find food and a mate.

Cameras will also be used to survey current hedgehog populations, create new hedgehog habitats and educate residents about how they can help the species.

ZSL’s London HogWatch project manager, Kate Scott-Gatty said: “Our survey shows that gardens and allotments are particularly important habitats for hedgehogs in Ealing and connecting them is critical for their long-term survival in the area.”

Ealing Wildlife Group chair Sean McCormack said: “We’re delighted with the success of our project’s first phase in Hanwell and now really need help to roll out Hedgehog Highways across the borough. Improving and connecting hedgehog habitats will help lots of other wildlife species and give our Ealing community the chance to discover the value of protecting nature and green spaces.”

A funding campaign to grow the project across Ealing has been set up. Click here to find out more.

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