A Hedgehog Friendly Campus

Hannah Bowey
Monday 14 February 2022

The University has achieved Bronze Accreditation from the British Hedgehog Society as part of its Hedgehog Friendly Campuses campaign.

Judging is based on the provision and preservation of a hedgehog-friendly environment that is litter-free, is a joined up habitat, provides opportunities for hedgehogs to eat and drink, and has hedgehog houses. 

The accreditation is a result of the engagement of the University’s student-led Hedgehog Friendly Campus society – supported by colleagues from Estates – who have spent the past year conducting litter picks, placing hedgehog houses around campus and putting together hedgehog tunnels to survey hedgehog population numbers.

The team’s next steps will be to work towards Silver accreditation, which will involve more surveys, campaigning and other activities.

For more information and how to get involved with our Hedgehog Friendly Campus initiative here in St Andrews, please contact environment@st-andrews.ac.uk or follow us on Instagram, Facebook for regular project updates.

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