Barnsley Biodiversity Action Plan. Post-15 BAP. Updated to 2023




Celebrating Hedgehog rescue and release

Release of hedgehogs

It is generally prohibited to remove protected species like hedgehogs from the wild.

However legislation permits hedgehogs in need of help to be rescued and properly reared or nursed back to health before release back into the environment. There are local people with the expertise to do this.

This page gives information on good practice for the release of hedgehogs following rescue and care.

When it is time for release it is important to:

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Visiting gardens for Hedgehog release

Hedgehog Release