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Shaftesbury Hedgehog Group

Shaftesbury has been a Hedgehog Friendly Town since 2021 - one of over 30 towns and villages that have achieved this status in Dorset as part of the Dorset Mammal Group project to reverse the decline of hedgehog populations in Dorset.

Members of Planet Shaftesbury and other local groups work to help support our community to do as much as we can to make Shaftesbury into a hedgehog friendly habitat.  We also help rescue and rehabilitate hedgehogs in need.


We're now looking for someone to help co-ordinate this group and various activities, so if you are passionate about hedgehogs please get in touch.

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Useful links


Dorset Mammal Group hedgehog section website -


What to feed and what not to feed hedgehogs -


Things to do in your garden - link to Wild about gardens leaflet

Hedgehog Street website: How to help hedgehogs -


People’s Trust For Endangered Species website -


Sign a petition to make Hedgehog Highways a requirement for new developments:

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