To carry out this vital work that Trust must raise of £16,750. All donations will contracture to benefiting all our native mammals, creating the habitat and awareness that is urgently needed to stop their decline.
Daniel Eva, Trustee at Cornwall Wildlife Trust says,
“Cornwall is a great place for mammals. We are lucky enough to have good populations of some rare species like the hazel dormouse, the barbastelle, and greater horseshoe bat. However, they continue to suffer from habitat loss, habitat changes due to lack of management and increasing urban development causing habitat fragmentation. With your help, we can better understand the threats they are facing and help to reconnect the places they live.”
With the aim of benefiting all our native mammals, the Trust’s ‘Protecting Cornwall’s Mammals Appeal’ is focusing on five species. With your help, the following vital conservation work can be carried out.
Following severe declines in hedgehog populations, with one-third lost since 2000 and few than one million left in the UK, the Trust is helping to coordinate Operation Hedgehog, a Cornwall-wide initiative to raise awareness about how everyone can come to their aid. This work needs to be expanded over the next six months, working with partners like the Cornwall Mammal Group to inspire people to take positive action.