UK Wildlife

These Mutilated Lions Rescued From Circuses Are One Step Closer To Freedom

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK

After years of being trapped behind bars, confined in small spaces and forced to perform to crowds, 33 lions will soon be airlifted to safety to start...

Monterey Bay

Steve Backshall | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Steve Backshall

Every day the team and I were out at sea in the bay we recorded vast shoals of baitfish, as well as a deeper layer of the crustacean krill that seemed everlasting. At night we dived amongst gargantuan shoals of market squid, here to spawn in their hundreds of tonnes.

The Decline of the Men of the Forest

Frontier | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK
Frontier

Orangutans are highly intelligent animals. They are extremely similar to humans, given that they're able to use advanced cognitive skills, and in fact they share 96.4% of our genetic make-up. It is no surprise then that the word 'Orangutan' translates from the Malay language as 'Man of the forest'.

The Poisonous Aftermath Of The Tianjin Explosion Might Be Beginning To Show

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK

Photos apparently showing thousands of dead fish washed up on the shores of a river near the Tianjin blast zone have emerged online. Several pictu...

The Elephant's Only Predator

Frontier | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK
Frontier

Elephants have no natural predators, yet they are now endangered. The closest thing to a predator is lions preying on the youngsters of a herd. So why has the elephant population shrunk so far the species is in danger of being extinct? As so often, the answer is humans.

Just A Video Of A Woman On A Quad Bike Being Chased By A Terrifying Koala

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Comedy

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Ropes on the River: Cruising on the River Thames on a Narrow Boat

Carolyn Nash | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carolyn Nash

When our friends went off to help the Greek economy and offered us two weeks on their home 'Living the Dream', a wide beamed narrow boat, we leapt at the chance. Leaping was to become part of our daily lives from now on. Moored in Windsor, the 60ft long and 10ft wide boat had space for all creature comforts including shower room, king size bed and well-equipped kitchen.

Breeding Cruelty - The Problem With Lion Tourism in Africa

Neil D’Cruze | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK
Neil D’Cruze

The death of Cecil the lion has caused global public outrage, the like of which has never been seen before. On World Lion Day it is also important to remember the many thousands of lions whose welfare, and perhaps very existence, remain under threat from the unethical tourism taking place in Africa today.

Bleeding Hearts & Good Intentions Kill Wildlife

Brad Linzy | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK
Brad Linzy

Anytime there is a picture of a game hunter with a lion, the internet blows up with well-meaning, but ultimately wrong-headed reactions. Some of the more disgusting commentary threatens violence against humans.

Cecil - The Lion Martyr?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Let's hope this global outrage makes Cecil an unwitting martyr for the cause, now so many people recognise that this just isn't acceptable.

The Hunter Who Killed Cecil The Lion May Finally Face Justice In Zimbabwe

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK

Walter Palmer, the American dentist who killed Cecil the Lion, could be deported to Zimbabwe to face trial after the country's wildlife minister annou...

The Review Page Of Dentist 'Outed As Cecil The Lion's Killer' Has Been Hijacked

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK

Walt Palmer is the American and "elite hunter" who has been accused of killing Zimbabwe's beloved lion Cecil, after the beast was found decapitated an...

Cecil The Lion's Killer 'Revealed As American Dentist'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK

The man who is believed to have paid wildlife guides £35,000 to let him hunt and kill Zimbabwe's beloved lion Cecil, is reportedly an American dentis...

The Wonders of Madagascar

Frontier | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

The island of Madagascar plays host to an exciting array of rare wildlife and is home to mesmerising landscape. Its natural beauty is a one off and so is its story of existence. The unique way in which the island was formed and isolated from mainland Africa is the exact reason for its abundance of rare species, which are privileged to call Madagascar home.

Ricky Gervais Hails New Camera Technology Which Gives 'Fighting Chance' To Endangered Species

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK

Ricky Gervais is backing new camera and satellite technology that will give wildlife a “fighting chance” against poachers. Created by British s...

Fifty Shades Of Shark! Incredible Footage Sees Creatures Swarming in SUSSEX

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK

Incredible scenes have been caught on camera showing a rare species of shark make their home near West Sussex, England. The smooth-hounds' fins ca...

Blood Sports Breed Violence

Sharon Bull | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

I've always found blood sports despicable and never understood why any civilised human being would wish to take part in such hideous pastimes. In my e...

On Borrowed Time

Simon Cowell MBE | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK
Simon Cowell MBE

With the situation in Greece still dominating the press headlines - even after the last-minute deal between Brussels and Athens - and with continuing anxiety across the EU (and beyond) about the potential consequences of the unfolding Euro crisis, I wonder why nobody of real influence in the worlds of politics or business has yet made the connection between the state of the world economy (generally speaking, up the creek without a paddle!) and the state of the natural environment (even worse).

Volunteers Make The World Go Round

Frontier | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK
Frontier

Around the world volunteers are making a real difference, reaching places where their services are truly needed. Whether they are helping in wildlife ...

The Home of Trolls and Fairies - Why the Great Orme Is Great

Gwen Potter | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gwen Potter

With great fanfare, National Trust has recently acquired the Great Orme. With 'Orme' being Viking for serpent, we have many sea serpents in Wales, including the National Trust ones at Worm's Head in the south and Ynys Lochtyn in the middle - we now have one guarding north Wales for us.

Confessions of a Secret Plant Lover

Gwen Potter | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Gwen Potter

What am I waiting for next? Male silver washed fritillary spinning and dancing in flight, skydancing red kites, powdery pink pillows of thrift and purple spikes of spring squill on the coast, meadows filling with colour, the coconut gorse and a turquoise sea - and that's just on the coast. Lots to come!

Pets With a Voice

Sharon Bull | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

There has been so many occasions over the past thirteen years I have sat with my pet moggie and had a one way conversation. Good times, bad times, t...

The Visit

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

Half the fishermen and artisans on the beach where we live were expecting them even before they arrived. R had asked about dhow rides and a fishing trip for my dad and on our weekend strolls, they would wave us over.

Magical, Mysterious, Essential - And Being Unthinkingly Destroyed

Peter Melchett | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK
Peter Melchett

Soils are magical and mysterious, essential to all life on earth, but extremely vulnerable, and being terribly damaged. We know enough about soils for...

Life In The North: Arctic Animals

Frontier | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK
Frontier

The world's most desolate climate is home to animals that have adapted to take the harsh environment and thrive in it. Many of the arctic residents ar...