The competition for the best hedgehog-saving project was started on April 14 in Saint-Petersburg and in Leningrad region, reports Interfax. The contest will continue for a year. According to the contest organizers from the Neva Press club, cited by Interfax, hedgehogs perish under vehicles' wheels, during the farm work and the felling, as well as because of the ubiquitous cottages with blind walls.
Contestants will have to submit their realized projects with photos, made on the spot where lives of hedgehog have been saved. A winner will receive a special prize.
The similar action was carried out the last year in the Moscow region. Then the owners of cottages dug the special passages under the fences to let the animals walk around freely.