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First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched

On 15 August 2017, the first ever national Hedgehog Housing Census was launched by Hedgehog Street to help combat the ongoing decline in native hedgehog population numbers. Until 31st October 2017, the Hedgehog Housing Census will dig a little deeper into the world of hedgehogs, and aims to answer several questions about how they live and in particular, their use of artificial hedgehog houses, which, until now, have not been studied, despite thousands of people having one in their garden.

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Beavers create wildlife-rich wetlands

From The Guardian 19th July Four re-introduced beavers in Scotland engineered a network of dams, canals and ponds that left the landscape ‘unrecognisable’ from the original drained pasture. The extraordinary ability of eager beavers to engineer degraded land into wildlife-rich wetlands has been revealed by a new study in Scotland. Scientists studied the work of a group of four re-introduced beavers over a decade and found their water engineering prowess created almost 200m of dams, 500m of canals and an acre of ponds.

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Campaign for 1,000acre nature reserve in Broads hits £700k

A donation from a local business has brought Suffolk Wildlife Trust's vision of restoring magnificent wild Suffolk landscape one step closer. SWT has hit another important milestone in its campaign to create a 1,000-acre nature reserve in the Broads following support from Waveney River Centre, an award-winning family owned holiday park connected to the existing reserve at Carlton Marshes by a foot ferry. They have donated £10,000 to help secure part of a nationally important landscape that will benefit both wildlife and people.

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