For the creation of CRIDO – Centre for the Recovery and Interpretation of the Hedgehog
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For the creation of CRIDO – Centre for the Recovery and Interpretation of the Hedgehog

We are in the process of building a space but we are in need of financial help to get our project CRIDO - (Centre for the Recovery and Interpretation of the Hedgehog) off the gr...

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    122 backers

  • 20/09/2017

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We are in the process of building a space but we are in need of financial help to get our project CRIDO - (Centre for the Recovery and Interpretation of the Hedgehog) off the ground.

Amigos Picudos – Associação para a Preservação e Protecção de Ouriços (Association for the preservation and protection of hedgehogs) is set up as a charity and is the only one in Portugal dedicated exclusively to these animals.

Hedgehogs are one of the most primitive mammals in the planet. They have kept themselves virtually unaltered for the past 15 million years! This is long before we walked the Earth but that does not mean that these amazing animals have adapted to the chaotic world created by humans. In addition to natural causes such as predators, disease, etc, they are subject to human beings’ excessive activity: loss of habitat, mechanised agriculture, pesticides, being run over, gardening tool accidents, climate changes, human cruelty, etc.

As a consequence of all of the above, European Hedgehogs (native species) are in decline! Throughout Europe, several institutions are making tremendous efforts to counteract this population decline and increase their numbers again.

Hedgehogs, like butterflies, are seen as species “indicative” of the ecosystem’s health. They act as ecological pest controllers and their disappearance, in addition to being the result of habitat degradation, would cause an imbalance in the ecosystem. Not to mention how sad it would be if human beings let yet another charismatic species disappear from the face of the Earth.

We believe that this association is an added value to the protection and preservation of this species, by educating and bringing awareness to the population in regards to the issues affecting the wild fauna and this species in particular (there are 16 species of hedgehog in total).

We firmly believe that the only spiky mammal in Europe, seen as a “flag” species, deserves special focus, similar to the work carried out by other associations/institutions (United Kingdom, Ireland, France, The Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Denmark, etc.).

Maia Municipal Hall supported us by lending us a space. At this moment, we are carrying out renovation work but we are in need of financial help. Lush Portugal supported this project but the amount at our disposal does not cover everything. In addition to the renovation work, we are missing some furniture (stainless steel tables and counters, bookcases, chairs, autoclave, incubator, stethoscope, infirmary material, etc.).

We are counting on your help to make our project CRIDO – Centro de Recuperação e Interpretação do Ouriço (Centre for the Recovery and Interpretation of the Hedgehog) a reality.

About the author

Amigos Picudos – Associação para a Preservação e Protecção de Ouriços is a charity founded on the 24th of January 2013 based in Maia, Porto. It is the first association in Portugal dedicated exclusively to these animals.

Mission of the Association:

  • To encourage and advise the public on how to care for hedgehogs, especially when they are hurt, sick, have been treated with cruelty, are orphans or victim of any other danger;
  • To generate economic and material resources for projects regarding the domestic and native species;
  • To inform about the situation of the native species and encourage people to help and respect them;
  • To inform about the needs and how to take proper care of the domestic species.

Budget and due dates

We are missing material, namely:

  • Infirmary Material – 40€
  • Chairs – 90€
  • Counters, cabinets and bookcases – 505€
  • Stethoscope – 110€
  • Autoclave – 665€
  • Stainless Steel Table – 350€
  • Incubator – 400€
  • PPL Commission – 215.25€

We would like to inaugurate this space at the beginning of Autumn this year.

  • Invest with
    5€ or more

    Thank you

    A thank you in our Facebook page and website

    24 backers

  • Invest with
    10€ or more

    Key ring + Thank you

    You get a hedgehog shaped wooden key ring and a thank you in our Facebook page and website

    60 backers

  • Invest with
    25€ or more

    Pouch + Key ring + Thank you

    You get a hedgehog themed pouch, a hedgehog shaped wooden key ring and a thank you in our Facebook page and website

    18 backers

  • Invest with
    50€ or more

    Neckless + Earrings + Pouch + Key ring + Thank you

    You get a hedgehog shaped glass neckless, a hedgehog shaped pair of earrings, a hedgehog themed pouch, a hedgehog shaped wooden key ring and a thank you in our Facebook page and website

    9 backers

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    100€ or more

    2018 Calendar + Hedgehog Plush + Neckless + Earrings + Key Ring + Thank you

    You get a hedgehog themed 2018 calendar, a hedgehog plush, a hedgehog shaped glass neckless, a hedgehog shaped pair of earrings, a hedgehog shaped wooden key ring and a thank you in our Facebook page and website

    7 backers

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Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

20/09/2017

Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Mon, 04/09/2017 - 14:20

Resumo da campanha

Queremos agradecer a todos os que nos ajudaram até ao momento, aos apoiantes identificados e aos anónimos pelo seu precioso contributo. Falta pouco, já atingimos 82% do objecti...

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  • Amigos Picudos - Associação para a preservação e protecção dos ouriços

    Resumo da campanha

    Queremos agradecer a todos os que nos ajudaram até ao momento, aos apoiantes identificados e aos anónimos pelo seu precioso contributo.
    Falta pouco, já atingimos 82% do objectivo! Faltam menos de 450€. O sucesso da campanha depende muito da divulgação, vamos continuar o esforço!
    Muito obrigado a todos, juntos vamos conseguir alcançar a meta :)

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