Regional Pest Management Plan (RPMP) status
- Hauraki Gulf Controlled Area Notice pest
- Hauraki Gulf Controlled Area pest — Site-led
- Whole region — Sustained control
Small, brown to grey insectivorous mammal with spiny coat.
What you need to know
To help protect our environment:
- You must not breed, distribute, release or sell any hedgehog within the Auckland region.
Forest, scrub, sand dunes, urban gardens, plantations, pasture, orchards.
Impact on environment
Eats native invertebrates, ground-nesting birds' eggs and small reptiles. Vector for a variety of diseases, including bovine TB.
If you see a hedgehog on a pest-free island within the Tīkapa Moana/Hauraki Gulf, please report it to Auckland Council at firstname.lastname@example.org.