A recent survey conducted by a leading holiday park operator has revealed that 84% of holidaymakers would like to see more wildlife on their next break.
Away Resorts, located in six prime locations across the UK and winner of a gold David Bellamy Conservation Award, have responded to public demand with new wildlife protection measures at all of their parks.
Ongoing initiatives include constructing rustic fences from fallen tree branches to protect birds’ nests and eggs, restricting speed limits within the park grounds, banning barbed fishing hooks and the removal of all barbed wire fencing.
Away Resorts have also added nature-based activities to their schedule for guests, including nature trails for children, bee garden planting and making handmade bird and bug houses to place around their sites.
Conservation efforts at the resorts have resulted in a marked increase in wildlife this year, with woodpeckers, pheasants, deer, grey squirrels, swans, ducks, herring and Canadian geese all spotted at Mill Rythe Holiday Park in Portsmouth.
Further research conducted by the holiday company also revealed that 1 in 4 has booked a break around spotting wildlife and that 3 out of 4 think holiday destinations and resorts need to do more to conserve wildlife.
To show holidaymakers where they can spot some of the UK’s rarest wildlife, including seals, red squirrels, puffins and basking sharks, Away Resorts has produced this charming animation as a guide. For further information go to www.awayresorts.co.uk