Event type
Future Events
Science and Conservation Events
9 May 2023 6:00pm - 7:30pm
1h 30m
Free – registration required

Over the last few decades, hedgehogs have been in decline and are now on the red list for British Mammals. Across the UK, urban and suburban hedgehog populations are now increasingly recognised for the integral role they play in the wider conservation of the UK hedgehog population.

As an iconic British mammal, hedgehogs represent an excellent flagship species to engage and connect people to nature. This is particularly important in urban environments as wildlife in these areas are often overlooked, leading to a disconnect between people and nature. In ever-increasing human-dominated landscapes, conservation requires collaboration between many different groups and organisations. Here, connecting people is critical to connecting wildlife. 

The role of citizen science can be particularly important in densely populated countries like the UK, where the substantial volume of local volunteers can provide information on a large scale. In this event, you will hear from three different conservation organisations that are working together for the recovery of UK hedgehog populations, highlighting the vital role the public contributes to this work. 


  • Grace Johnson, Hedgehog Officer, Hedgehog Street
  • Dr Nigel Reeve, British Hedgehog Preservation Society Trustee
  • Dr Chris Carbone, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Zoology, ZSL
  • Kate Scott-Gatty, London HogWatch Project Manager, Institute of Zoology, ZSL

This event is chaired by Dr Richard Yarnell, Nottingham Trent University.


Attending this event 

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  • This Science and Conservation Event is free to attend but registration is required so we can monitor event numbers. 
  • The event will feature talks from several speakers, followed by a Q&A discussion panel. It will run from 6:00pm - 7:30pm, and doors will open at 5:30pm
  • Seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • Venue: Huxley Lecture Theatre at the Meeting Rooms of the Zoological Society of London, Regents Park, NW1 4RY. See map (number 2 on the Key).  
  • Travel: Nearest underground: Camden Town Station; Nearest bus: no. 274. 
  • Tickets: Please bring your ticket (or confirmation email) to show on arrival, in either digital or print form. 
  • Please only register for a ticket if you are planning on attending. If circumstances change and you can no longer attend, please 'refund' your ticket as soon as possible on eventbrite to allow someone to take your place. 
  • Recording disclaimer: The presentations and Q&A session will be filmed during this event, and the recording published on our Science and Conservation YouTube channel afterwards. Please be aware that by attending this event you consent to be filmed or your voice to be recorded during the Q&A session, which will be included in the published video.  


Download the Abstracts and Speaker Biographies

 Abstracts and Speaker Biographies 


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