A new report issued this week by wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation has revealed that Britain’s larger moth population has dropped by a worrying one third over the last 50 years. These latest findings are a real concern for nature as moths – along with butterflies and bees – are a crucial indicator of the health of our wider environment.
This adorable little mouse deer is a rare Javan Chevrotain – one of the smallest hoofed animals in the world – and Marwell Zoo’s newest arrival! Weighing in at just 370 grams when born, the tiny youngster is doing well, keepers report, although interactions are minimal due to the sensitivity of the species. Tim Rowlands, Marwell […]
ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos have extended their popular virtual story events until the end of March, offering families a unique opportunity to hear much-loved animal tales at bedtime. Giving the country’s home-schooling heroes a night off, zookeepers will read a series of six well-loved and new titles by Simon & Schuster Children’s Books, kicking […]
Call of the Wild is a brand-new podcast launched by WWF (Worldwide Fund for Nature) to highlight the need for us to act now if we are to make a difference in the fight to save our planet. In each episode, host and WWF ambassador, Cel Spellman, meets a familiar face from the worlds of sport or entertainment and teams up with a top wildlife expert to talk about what we can do to help nature restore itself.
National Nest Box Week (14-21 February) is organised every year by the British Trust for Ornithology as a way to encourage more people to help birds find a suitable place to nest. Putting up a nest box in your garden will help our feathered friends through nesting season, which runs from March to August, by providing them with a clean, warm environment to lay their eggs and raise their chicks.
The Wildlife Trusts have announced that 2021 will be a record year for beaver releases. Plans developed by the Wildlife Trusts of Dorset, Derbyshire, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Nottinghamshire and Montgomeryshire will see new beaver families moving into these counties for the first time.
Wildlife charity the RSPB is urging the public to spare a thought for our garden birds during this spell of cold weather as many parts of the country continue to be covered in snow and ice. Birds need more energy to stay warm at this time of year, but as temperatures drop and daylight hours […]
Iconic London locations including the Houses of Parliament, Tower of London and Marble Arch were transformed from landmarks to ‘landbarks’ over the weekend as British dog owners said thank you to the nations 13m dogs for the love and support they’ve provided during the pandemic. The activity – launched by leading animal supplement brand YuMOVE […]
If you are looking for a fun activity to keep your nature-loving kids occupied why not introduce them to the new eco-friendly Build Your Own Microscope from the Build Your Own range. Made using sustainable cardboards and minimal plastics, the fully functioning microscope offers a great way for the whole family to spend time together – and […]
Love is in the air at Highland Wildlife Park for endangered Amur tigers, Botzman and Dominika, after they were caught bonding together on camera for the first time recently. Staff at the wildlife charity began carefully introducing the pair in November, following Botman’s arrival from ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in October, and encouraged by how well the new couple were getting on, decided to let them meet […]
Poppy Goes Wild An enchanting new children’s book about a young girl on a mission to rewild her grandad’s farm offers inspiration at a time when connecting with nature has never been more important. In Poppy Goes Wild, we follow the title character as she embarks on a journey to return the countryside to how […]
If your kids are mad about animals and conservation, they will LOVE the new Planet Buddies accessories range! Based on a variety of colourful characters – each representing endangered, vulnerable, and threatened species of animals from around the world – the Planet Buddies collection features a family of headphones, wireless speakers and tablet cushions. Planet Buddies […]
Port Lympne in Kent celebrated the arrival of lion cubs earlier this month – with the momentous event live-streamed to an audience of thousands. Keepers at the wildlife reserve had been eagerly awaiting news of the birth and were delighted when lioness Oudrika produced a litter on the morning of Wednesday 13th January. The live […]
A leading interactive entertainment company has launched a four-week gaming campaign in a bid to support animal rescue charity, Battersea. King, the makers of Candy Crush Saga, is inviting the UK public to play another of its popular mobile games, Pet Rescue Saga, over the next month for free to help real-life animals at the […]
If you are passionate about wildlife and looking for the job of a lifetime Kent Wildlife Trust and Wildwood Trust are looking to recruit the UK’s first-ever bison rangers. The unique post – set to begin in Spring this year – forms part of the Wilder Blean rewilding project and will involve looking after and […]
The Isle of Man Post Office has teamed up with photographer Luke Stephenson to produce a striking new stamp collection featuring popular and unusual species of birds. Selected from the world of cage and aviary, familiar varieties of budgie, canary and small finches appear alongside more exotic varieties, such as a redpoll crossed with a […]
Registration is now open for the RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch which takes place over the weekend from January 29th to 31st. Hundreds of thousands of people across the UK are expected to take part this year as they celebrate their love of nature and come together to count the nation’s garden birds. Those who […]
The Wildlife Trusts has published its Marine Review for 2020, revealing both highs and lows for our coastal wildlife. Compiled by the Trusts’ Living Seas teams, who are the eyes and ears of the UK coast, the report looks back at some memorable moments from the past year. In good news, thousands of people thrilled at the […]
A tiny western lowland gorilla has been born at Bristol Zoo Gardens – to the delight of keepers who welcomed the new baby just days before Christmas. Arriving in the early hours of 22nd December, the new gorilla is the second to be born at the Zoo in less than six months and great news […]
This year The Wildlife Trusts’ is encouraging everyone to do one wild thing a day over Christmas and let nature bring some much-needed festive cheer. Launching on 25th December, 12 Days Wild is a mini, seasonal version of summer’s 30 Days Wild and a reminder that even during the longest days and darkest nights, the natural […]
Marwell Zoo in Hampshire welcomed a magnificent new arrival this week after an endangered female Amur tiger travelled across Europe to the 140-acre wildlife park. Valentina arrived from Hodonin Zoo, Czech Republic as a companion for the wildlife park’s male tiger Bagai. Keepers hope the two young tigers will get along and produce a family […]
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo welcomed a six-foot-tall giraffe calf to the world last week on what staff are calling a ‘day of hope’. The female calf, born to mum Luna following a 15-month gestation period, arrived during the early hours of Tuesday 8th December – the same day the first COVID-19 vaccine was given to 90-year-old Margaret Keenan. In recognition of the […]
Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature opened at London’s Natural History Museum this week, with tickets available to book until spring 2021. Showcasing creatures from the natural and mythical worlds, the ambitious exhibition combines elements from film, television, literature, and science with spectacular digital effects to explore fantastic beasts in all their forms. In a […]
Looking for festive gift inspiration that is sustainable, recycled and kind to the planet? We’ve selected our favourite gift ideas for those wishing for a greener Christmas… Eco Recycled Bird Feeder/Cake Kit Designed & manufactured in the UK, this Ashortwalk bird kit contains a feeder made from recycled yoghurt pots and a cake mix […]
Wildlife charity The RSPB has issued some guidelines to help us when feeding our garden birds over the festive season. Christmas may be different for many of us this year, but our garden birds will be just as hungry with less food around during winter. If you’d like to help our feathered friends this season, here’s […]
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) is celebrating the birth of two critically endangered wildcat kittens at Edinburgh Zoo. Born to mum Caol Ila and dad Talisker in September, the boy and girl are both doing well and staff at the wildlife conservation charity will be asking for the public’s help to name the new kittens in the […]