Hope this email finds you well! My name is Chloe. I’m part of London HogWatch, which is a hedgehog conservation organisation based at the Zoological Society of London. We monitor London’s hedgehog populations and other urban wildlife using camera trap surveys of Greater London’s green spaces. We have just launched a short online Hedgehog and Wildlife Survey and we would really appreciate it if you would help us to circulate it around. It seems like you have a great platform of people interested in wildlife, and if you were able to share this on your socials or website this would really help us collect valuable data on London’s wildlife.
Our survey focusses on recent and historical mammal sightings across Greater London to gain a better understanding of wild mammal distributions across the city. To do this, we are asking people when the last time they saw a hedgehog, fox, or badger sightings was within 100m of their homes, as well as any additional hedgehog sightings they may have made across London.
We would like to encourage as many people as possible to answer this survey, even if they haven’t seen any of these mammals in their neighbourhoods. Collecting absence data is also extremely useful for us to get an idea of areas where these vape mods cheap species (especially hedgehogs) are present and absent across London, and how this abundance and distribution has changed over the past 20 years.
We will use the data to generate maps of how hedgehog, fox, and badger populations in Greater London have changed over time and inform efforts to conserve London’s hedgehogs. Here is the link to the survey: https://tinyurl.com/ysxezjw4, it only takes a couple of minutes to fill in!
We would be very grateful if you could circulate the survey link, and please feel free to pass this along to any local networks you think might be interested. We are keen to distribute this across the whole of Greater London to get as many widespread responses as possible.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to get in touch.
Chloe Hartland (she/her)
Institute of Zoology
Zoological Society of London
Regents Park, Outer Circle, London NW1 4RY