Hedgehogs on Roads: The Problems and Solutions

Natural History Live by Lauren Moore and Grace Johnson

Hedgehog roadkill is sadly a familiar site on roads here in the UK as well as Europe. Roads pose a major threat to hedgehogs, directly through mortality from collisions as well as indirectly through the resulting fragmented habitat. Here we explore the issues in more depth, and potential solutions.

Natural History Live events are free online natural history talks, comprising of a 30-40 minute talk from either an FSC member of staff or a guest speaker, followed by a question and answer session. We host them on Zoom and we will send out joining instructions on the day of the event. Sign up to the FSC BioLinks newsletter to find out about our other online learning opportunities here.

Cost

The FSC BioLinks project is funded by the Field Studies Council and National Lottery Heritage Fund. These Natural History Live webinars are made available to all at no cost. However, we’ve listened to your feedback and added an optional fee for those that would like the opportunity to contribute financially to our work to provide adult learning opportunities for a range of audiences.

Discounted – select if you would like to attend at no cost

Attendee – select if you would like to attend at a cost of £5 (all donated fees go towards supporting the FSC BioLinks project activities)

Tutor: Lauren Moore

Lauren is a PhD student at Nottingham Trent University studying the effects of roads on hedgehog populations and potential road mitigation measures.

Tutor: Grace Johnson

Grace is the Hedgehog Officer for Hedgehog Street (joint campaign by People’s Trust for Endangered Species and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society).

Cost

The FSC BioLinks project is part-funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. These Natural History Live webinars are made available to all at no cost. If you would like to contribute to the FSC BioLinks project, you can do so by selecting the option to attend at a cost of £5. All donated fees go contribute financially to FSC BioLinks project work to provide adult learning opportunities for a range of audiences.

Attendee - select if you would like to attend at a cost of £5 (all donated fees go towards supporting the FSC BioLinks project activities)

Discounted - select if you would like to attend at no cost

Example Timetable

The usual format of Natural history Live virtual events is:

  • 5 minute intro by the FSC BioLinks project team
  • 30-40 minute talk presented by guest speaker
  • 15-25 minute speaker Q&A session hosted by the FSC BioLinks project team

Before You Attend

Please note that after booking on to the event:

  • You will need to download the Zoom software before we start. This is free and you can do so here: https://zoom.us/
  • You can sign into the Zoom test meeting any time before to test if everything is working for you here: https://zoom.us/test
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