Adopt a species scheme expands to help the hog
This summer Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) is expanding its range of online gifts with the addition of the option to adopt a hedgehog as part of the charity’s Help the Hog campaign.
The Adopt a Species scheme, launched in 2009 through the Devon Wildlife Trust website, allows people to support the Trust’s conservation work in Devon, protecting habitats and species for future generations to enjoy.
People can choose to ‘adopt’ from a list of five wonderful species: dormouse, otter, dolphin, bat and now hedgehog. With each £20 donation, purchasers will receive a soft toy of their chosen species along with a welcome letter, fact sheet and certificate, a postcard of the species, a fun activity book and a pack of six colouring pencils.
Phoebe Grubb, from Devon Wildlife Trust said: ‘This is a great way for people to support our new campaign – adopt a species makes the perfect alternative gift for friends and family! The Help the hog campaign has really taken off this year, we have received more than 2,500 records of hedgehogs from around the county and early signs do seem to confirm our fears that these amazing mammals are in decline in Devon.’
The money raised through the initiative will go towards the costs of carrying out conservation work throughout the county benefiting these species and the habitats that they need to thrive.
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