Hedgehogs

We are very pleased to have Christ Matcham joining us for the day to discuss hedgehogs. He has worked extensively with this species throughout the south east of England in a variety of different ways and has a wealth of knowledge to share. He will review the current problems facing hedgehogs and discuss various ways of combating these issues.

His passion for hedgehog ecology is obvious through the work that he does at the Hampshire Wildlife Hospital. Chris will give us an overview of the data that he has collected over the past 5 years at this care centre and talk about the future of this species.

This day will be of particular interest to those who are keen to help the hedgehog population in England survive.

Tutor Profile – Chris Matcham

Chris worked as Surrey Wildlife Trust’s Otters & Rivers Project Officer from 1997 – 2005. At that stage the post was expanded to include water voles and other wetland mammals. In 2011 he retired but has remained extremely active within a variety of relevant organisations.

In the 1990’s be became a member of the Mammal Society. In 2004 he was elected onto the Specialist Otter Group of the IUCN and in 2003 he joined CIEEM.

Chris now works as a volunteer for HART Wildlife Rescue animal hospital in Hampshire and specialises in hedgehogs. His particular interest lies in analysing the data from the hospital to see whether this can help to explain some of the reasons for species decline and if it can identify solutions to aid in species recovery.

Key Information

Start date:

Cost:

members £35, non-members £40

Organisation:

Surrey Wildlife Trust

Type:

Short

Sector:

Nature & Wildlife, Policy & Legislation

Location:

Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve

Contact Details: