To date it has been difficult to quantify the effects of some of these factors because of the absence of a reliable survey technique. However, a recent pilot study by the Mammal Society, the University of Reading and Nottingham Trent University has concluded that the use footprint-tunnels can provide reliable data.
As a result, there is now the opportunity to conduct a national scale survey of hedgehogs in England and Wales and volunteers are required to assist in this process. Overall, the survey aims to monitor minimum of 400 sites across England and Wales during the summers of 2014 and 2015.
If you require further information on this volunteering opportunity please click here.