A brand new documentary series, Planet Defenders, follows six young filmmakers as they go on a mission to discover more about the threats faced by endangered wildlife and what can be done to protect them. Made for CBBC by the BBC’s Natural History Unit, each film features a specific animal story or wildlife issue that […]
Braveling Saves a Snow Leopard By Mabel Hewitt & Matt Henderdson. Illustrated by Jenny Wren The Tingalings are five loveable characters from Jupiter – Braveling, Sparkling, Darling, Smartling and Bumbling – who promote kindness and climate change awareness through a series of stories written especially for younger readers. Following on from the first book, Darling […]
Wild About Gardens, the annual garden wildlife campaign set up by The Wildlife Trusts and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), makes a welcome return this week with beetles the theme for 2021. These important but often overlooked insects play a vital role in keeping our gardens healthy, and this year the two charities are calling on gardeners […]
The arrival of the spring equinox is a welcome reminder that winter is behind us and we have warmer weather and lighter evenings to look forward to. The changing of the season can also we seen as nature shows us green shoots, leaf buds on trees, blossom on blackthorn and the first buzzing of bees. Another […]
A major step has been taken toward saving the Scottish wildcat from the brink of extinction as the first cat is introduced to a conservation ‘breeding for release centre’ at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park. Nell, a young female, arrived from Alladale Wilderness Reserve earlier this month as part of the Saving Wildcats project which aims […]
A rare Rothschild’s giraffe has been born at Chester Zoo with video footage capturing the incredible moment the new calf entered the world. Born to mum Orla at 3am on 3rd March, CCTV images clearly show the young male landing onto soft straw as he makes a journey of two metres to the ground. Already […]
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The five resident red squirrels at Wildwood Escot have been enjoying the early signs of spring – including a bright carpet of daffodils – as they explore their woodland home in East Devon. Twiglet, Blossom and the other red squirrels are sure to get the most out of the flowers, as red squirrels also have […]
Hedgehog Street, a nationwide campaign launched by wildlife charities People’s Trust for Endangered Species and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, is celebrating its 10th birthday this year. To mark the occasion Hedgehog Street is asking members of the public to do 10 things to help hedgehogs in 2021.
CJ Wildlife’s live nesting webcams are back offering the perfect opportunity to connect with nature as we welcome the arrival of spring. Take a front-row seat and watch as some of our native birds build nests, lay eggs and prepare to raise their young. Viewers can choose from a number of live-action cameras for an […]
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 […]