All posts tagged: conservation

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, […]

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 […]

Twins offer hope for rarest ape in the world

Last year a species of orangutan was discovered in Indonesia and immediately classified as the rarest ape in the world.  In May this year, researchers made a significant find when they documented the first-ever sighting of twin baby Tapanuli orangutans. However, the Batang Toru forest where the Tapanuli orangutans live is under immediate threat from a Chinese-funded […]

Summer events to raise awareness at West Midland

West Midland Safari Park is looking forward to launching its annual Summer Nights event at the end of July.  This year the focus will be on fundraising for some of the world’s most vulnerable and endangered species. For five weeks, the park will be raising awareness for different animals, including bumblebees, Sumatran tigers, penguins, Grévy’s zebras […]

BIAZA join race to save Asian ‘unicorn’

The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) have joined the fight to save one of the rarest species on the planet, the critically endangered saola. The antelope-like species is native to Laos and Vietnam and was only discovered by science in 1992. It is estimated that fewer than 100 saolas survive in the wild […]

Cockatoo conservation at Birdworld

Birdworld, Surrey is home to over 1000 birds and 180 species from around the world. The 26-acre park in Farnham has recently completed the initial instalment of several new homes for citron and yellow-crested cockatoos. The new aviaries and their continuing development aim to educate and raise awareness for the critically endangered yellow-crested cockatoo, whose numbers […]

Plans to save UK’s rarest butterfly

The National Trust is embarking on ambitious plans to develop 60 hectares of lowland heath and wood pasture in a bid to save the UK’s rarest and most endangered butterfly, The High Brown Fritillary. The last 50 years has seen a rapid decline in High Brown numbers, with changes in their natural habitat and pressures […]

Longleat in bid to save rare spider

Longleat in Wiltshire has joined an international rescue programme to try and save one of the world’s rarest spiders. The critically endangered species of wolf spider lives within a small valley on the uninhabited Desertas Grande island, part of an archipelago off the south east coast of Madeira. It is estimated that only around 4,000 […]

Rare okapi born at London Zoo

A rare okapi has been born at ZSL London Zoo and keepers have named the new arrival Meghan, in celebration of this year’s forthcoming royal wedding. Native to the dense rainforests of the Congo in central Africa, the okapi is a relative of the giraffe, with a long prehensile tongue used to grab branches and […]

Lambing live in the Cotswolds

Cotswold Farm Park, home to Countryfile’s Adam Henson, will open its barn doors to the public for lambing live every day from February 10th, right up until Easter. Established in 1971, Cotswold Farm Park is a centre for rare breed conservation and home to a large number of cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, horses and ponies. […]

First UK polar bear birth for 25 years

The first polar bear to be born in the UK for 25 years has been announced by The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS). The birth was confirmed by staff at Highland Wildlife Park after distinct high-pitched sounds were heard coming from female polar bear Victoria’s maternity den. Polar bear cubs enter the world blind, […]