A research team from Nottingham Trent University is to investigate how many hedgehogs are killed on the UK’s roads. They will also study whether tunnels under roads could reduce hedgehog deaths, reports the BBC.
The study will take place at twelve sites, six of which have tunnels. It will look at which hedgehogs are most likely to be killed on the roads – males or females, young or old.
It is hoped the study could lead to guidance for planners and developers. Part of the funding for the research is provided by the People’s Trust for Endangered Speices.