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The Day (Week? Month?) of the Hedgehog

I knew it would be a busy time, running up to The Day of the Hedgehog. But I had not counted on the extra impetus the hedgehog would receive from a bumbling MP speaking in the House of Commons in an adjournment debate on 10th November. The day before I had been busy briefing the [...]

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A myth of urban Britain?

‘The Great Myth of Urban Britain’ was the headline from BBC Home editor Mark Easton’s piece published on 28th June. In the article he argued that conservationists are too pessimistic, and that if you look carefully at the real data, things are not that bad, really. He starts with a question that will probably flummox [...]

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Open University interview

I had completely forgotten that I had done this interview with the BBC/OU … and here it is … I think if I pay WordPress some money I can actually put it into my blog, but I am too skint, so you will have to download it from here: http://www.open2.net/savingspecies/hedgehog.html all feedback welcome, and offers [...]

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  • Hugh Warwick holding a toad

  • Hugh Warwick is an ecologist and writer with a particular fondness for hedgehogs. His first book, A Prickly Affair, remains the only book to have accolades from both Jeanette Winterson and Ann Widdecombe on the cover. The Beauty in the Beast is published in May 2012 and takes him on a journey in search of other animals. And in November 2012 he returns to hedgehogs with a book about the iconography of the animal.

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