All posts tagged: conservation

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 […]

Protect penguins with a WWF adoption

A penguin adoption with World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) would make the perfect gift this festive season and also help protect the future of these captivating creatures and their habitat. Penguins are incredibly vulnerable to threats like climate change and depend on sea ice for their main food source – krill. But parts of the […]

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 […]

Pipistrelle bat colony largest in the UK

The largest hibernation of pipistrelle bats in the UK has been recorded at Seaton Delaval Hall in Northumberland. Sixty-one pipistrelle bats were found in stone crevices and in the arches of a balcony at the hall earlier this year, revealing previously unknown information about the bats’ hibernation habits. Ecologists had believed that the pipistrelle prefers […]

Take a wildlife conservation holiday to mystical Transylvania

Biosphere Expeditions offer citizen science wildlife conservation holidays to ordinary people wishing to make a positive difference, working hands-on as environmental volunteers. The non-profit organisation recently added a new expedition to their list of international adventures with a trip to mystical Transylvania, without the vampires. Launching in September 2019 the 8 day expedition will take you […]

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 […]