All posts tagged: conservation

Tusk’s Year of the Lion

Wildly recognised as The ‘King of Beasts’, lions have been celebrated and revered throughout history for their courage and strength. Once roaming most of Africa and parts of Asia and Europe, now only around 20,000 remain, and the lion is mostly regarded as an iconic symbol of Africa. Yet three-quarters of African lion populations are […]

Celebrate nature at Birdfair 2019

One of the biggest international birding events will take place in England’s smallest county next month. Birdfair, held on the shores of Rutland Water Nature Reserve, attracts thousands of visitors from around the world each year, all passionate about bird watching, eco-tourism and wildlife conservation. Often referred to as the ‘Glastonbury of the birding world’, Birdfair is […]

Love Your Zoo this week in Belfast

Love Your Zoo week is an annual event run by the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) to help raise awareness for the important work zoos do regarding conservation, education and research. This year, Love Your Zoo week runs over the bank holiday and half-term week, offering plenty of opportunities to support your […]

Get fierce & Wear it Wild for WWF

The world’s leading conservation charity WWF is encouraging everyone to Wear it Wild on Friday 7th June and help raise vital funds to protect our planet. One in six species is at risk of extinction because of climate change. WWF believes that if we are going to tackle this crisis we need to be fiercer, braver and […]

Protect penguins with a WWF adoption

World Penguin Day is celebrated every year across the world on the 25th April to raise awareness for these amazing flightless birds. A penguin adoption with World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) offers a great way to help protect the future of these captivating creatures and their habitat – and would make a great gift too! […]

An interview with…. Aaron Whitnall, Paradise Wildlife Park

In an exclusive interview for Discover Animals, Paradise Wildlife Park’s Aaron Whitnall tells us about his recent Drive 4 Wildlife mission to East Africa with brothers Tyler Whitnall, Cameron Whitnall and family friend Redmond Bolton.  The remarkable African safari and animal conservation project took the team trekking across four countries to deliver vital equipment and funds to […]

Rare ibis reintroduced to the wild

A group of endangered northern bald ibis made a special trip from ZSL London Zoo to Spain last week as part of an international conservation project to reintroduce them to the wild. The juvenile ibis – nicknamed Iris, Indigo, Igor and Ivan by ZSL keepers – travelled to a holding aviary in Jerez Zoo ahead of […]

Fun fishing game teaching marine conservation launched

A new game created by scientists at international conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London) aims to educate children on how seabed trawling is damaging to marine wildlife off the Greenland coast. Casting their nets far and wide, players of ‘Tricky Trawling’ must attempt to catch fish out in the open ocean, while avoiding vulnerable seabed-dwelling creatures like […]

Aviary introduces new technology to aid Asian songbird appeal

Visitors to the Victorian aviary at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire can now help Asian songbirds with one tap using new contactless payment units to donate. The ‘Silent Forest: Asian Songbird Crisis’ campaign was launched by European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) to highlight the devastating effect of South-East Asian songbirds being taken from the […]

New arrival offers hope for black rhino

Yorkshire Wildlife Park has welcomed a special arrival in a bid to save the critically endangered black rhino from the brink of extinction. As part of an ambitious international breeding programme,  two-year-old female Najuma was transferred from a German zoo.  When Najuma is old enough, she will be paired with three-year-old Makibo, who arrived at […]

Donate this week to save our red squirrels

Conservation charity Wildwood Trust is urging people to support its campaign to save the red squirrel by donating this week. All donations given to its appeal  from today until 12pm Tuesday 4th December will be doubled in the Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign. The red squirrel, now vastly outnumbered […]

Funding enables giant otter conservation programme

The Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation launched a vital campaign this week to save endangered giant otters after receiving a £10,000 grant. The Foundation, a leading force in global animal conservation, will visit one of the few strongholds of giant otters in Cantao state park within Brazil’s rainforest where they will collect information about the native species, currently […]

Virginia McKenna Award for Compassionate Conservation – winner announced

Virginia McKenna OBE, co-founder of the Born Free Foundation, has presented a prestigious  award to Jackson Mbeke, Director of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education (GRACE). in recognition of his outstanding contribution to conservation. The Virginia McKenna Award for Compassionate Conservation, now in its sixth year, is awarded to individuals and […]

An interview with…. Wild Welfare’s Georgina Groves

Georgina Groves is Projects Director at Wild Welfare and has over 15 years of experience working for animal welfare, research and conservation organisations including the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums and The Natural History Museum in London.  Georgina is responsible for overseeing the charity’s global projects and ensuring the organisation stays true to its vision […]