Ben Federico idverde Contract Manager, Telford, commented:
“Wildlife is something we are passionate about here at Telford so when the opportunity arose to help Ross and his team promote hedgehog awareness we were happy to accommodate, we hope that by Telford leading the way on this for idverde other contracts will follow suit.”.
Sam Harris idverde maintenance operative, added:
“We always check the areas before starting any machinery to make sure we are not disturbing any wildlife, but with the added reminder of stickers on the machines, it is beneficial for us and the hedgehogs as we are constantly aware to look out for wildlife”.
Ross Bray, Community & Nature Engagement Officer, idverde/RSPB partnership, who instigated the ‘Help a Hog’ campaign, says:
“This simple idea could be a lifeline to dozens of hedgehogs across idverde contracts and nationwide with other businesses, groups and authorities, who may wish to increase hedgehog awareness during those vital months of the year for foraging and breeding hedgehogs. With an estimated loss of 30million hedgehogs since the 1960s, now is the time to do every little thing we can to stop them from disappearing forever”