Month: August 2018

Leading artists support rhino conservation with sculpture trail

International conservation charity Tusk  launched  a  spectacular  art  trail  in  central  London last week  to  celebrate  the  magnificent  rhino  and to raise  vital  funds  for  the endangered  African  species. A selection of 21  specially  painted  and  embellished  rhino  sculptures feature work  from  some  of  the  world’s  leading  contemporary  artists  and  designers  including  Marc  Quinn,  Harland  Miller,  […]

Yorkshire Wildlife Park seeks bug detectives

Fans of creepy crawlies get the chance to become bug detective for the day when they visit Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster this Thursday. The BioBlitz event, part of a nationwide initiative by BIAZA, the organisation that represents the UK’s zoos and aquariums,  has been designed to give people hands-on experience in wildlife surveying and […]

Pipistrelle bat colony largest in the UK

The largest hibernation of pipistrelle bats in the UK has been recorded at Seaton Delaval Hall in Northumberland. Sixty-one pipistrelle bats were found in stone crevices and in the arches of a balcony at the hall earlier this year, revealing previously unknown information about the bats’ hibernation habits. Ecologists had believed that the pipistrelle prefers […]

Take a wildlife conservation holiday to mystical Transylvania

Biosphere Expeditions offer citizen science wildlife conservation holidays to ordinary people wishing to make a positive difference, working hands-on as environmental volunteers. The non-profit organisation recently added a new expedition to their list of international adventures with a trip to mystical Transylvania, without the vampires. Launching in September 2019 the 8 day expedition will take you […]

Sea creatures revealed in groundbreaking new exhibition

A fascinating new exhibition exploring the secrets of life within an incredible cross-section of animals will open in Scotland this autumn. Visitors to SEA CREATURES: Life Beneath The Ocean will be able to glimpse inside a number of majestic beasts, learning all about their complex life systems. Fifty ethically sourced, real-life specimens will be showcased within the exhibition, […]

An interview with…. Lucy Cooke

Wildlife expert Lucy Cooke is an award-winning television producer and presenter, best-selling author and explorer, with a Masters in zoology from Oxford University where she studied under Professor Richard Dawkins. A regular on our TV screens, Lucy has recently appeared on BBC2’s Springwatch, as team captain on wildlife quiz Curious Creatures and host on BBC4’s […]

Plans to reintroduce lynx to UK could now go ahead

Lynx UK Trust and Wildwood Trust are working together on ambitious plans to reintroduce six Eurasian lynx to the Kielder Forest in Northumberland for a five-year trial period. An application is currently awaiting approval from the environment secretary, Michael Gove, and Natural England, although the trial is considered a near certainty after landowners who control the 20 adjoining […]

Adopt with Born Free on World Lion Day

WORLD LION DAY – FRIDAY 10th AUGUST 2018 International wildlife charity The Born Free Foundation is offering animal lovers an amazing way to support World Lion Day this year as they officially introduce King to their adoption scheme. King is a young male lion who was rescued from an apartment on the outskirts of Paris in October […]

Tiger photo exhibition to raise awareness at Royal Albert Hall

A photography exhibition highlighting the plight of wild tigers will receive its world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 18 September. ‘Eye on the Tiger’ will be the largest professional photographic exhibition of its subject ever commissioned and is presented by conservation charity Save Wild Tigers.  Acclaimed photographers from around the world – including the USA, UK, Germany, […]

Native seahorses return to Torquay

Living Coasts, the all-weather attraction located on Torquay seafront in South Devon, is now home to native seahorses. These beautiful, serene and exotic creatures, also known by the Latin hippocampus – meaning “horse caterpillar” –  live in the seagrass meadows just offshore in the Bay. Seahorses use their long, thin snouts to probe into nooks and […]

Tiny red panda cub spotted at Longleat

Longleat welcomed twin red panda cubs two weeks ago and mum Rufina has already been spotted taking one of her tiny new arrivals outside for the first time. Rufina and dad Ajendra are important members of a European breeding programme for the species, which is officially recognised as endangered in the wild. The pair have raised […]

Noah’s Ark project offers hope for island ecosystem

Wilderness Safaris, Africa’s leading sustainable ecotourism operator, has introduced its next Travel with Purpose itinerary, The Noah’s Ark Project. This conservation-focused journey offers guests the opportunity to explore the exclusive North Island in Seychelles from 24 to 28 September 2018, whilst actively taking part in the survey, capture and release of the Seychelles white-eye, one […]

The perfect hedgehog home revealed

Wildlife charities the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) and People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) have been urging people to help hedgehogs by building them homes in their gardens. The recent heatwave has prompted more of us to help the nation’s favourite mammal, but what exactly makes the perfect hedgehog house? Last year, the first […]