UK Wildlife

Red Fur Good, Grey Fur Bad

Andrew Tyler | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK
Andrew Tyler

Rarely has any animal species in these isles been subjected to such irrational loathing and pathological violence as the grey squirrel. Current authorised killing methods include poisoning, shooting, the smashing of drays and stamping on the young, and drawing the animals into a sack, after they've been cage-trapped, and then clubbing them to death.

For the World's Wildlife the Clock Is Ticking, But Is Anyone Listening?

Yury Fedotov | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK
Yury Fedotov

UNODC's report provides a solid understanding of the scope and scale of the problem, but realisation needs to become action if we are to help the world's animals and plants. The clock is ticking, but is anyone listening?

Why The Illegal Ivory Trade Is Just As Addictive As Cocaine

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK

More ivory has been seized than cocaine worldwide in recent years, a report has shown, warning that the "absolute limit" on the animal product is like...

Why I'll Be Wilder in June

Tiffany Francis | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tiffany Francis

I've always been drawn to wildness. My infant days were filled with bluebell walks and mangled badger bones kept in jars, while rainy evenings found my little heart caught in the perils of Farthing Wood videos.

When It Comes To Killing Endangered Animals, We're All Part Of The Problem Says WildAid

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.05.2016 | UK

The footage of a mountain of ivory going up in flames in Kenya last month was seen around the world, and was a clear sign from the country that it wou...

Yours for £1 - This Stunning National Trust Farm

Richard Neale | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK
Richard Neale

We want an experienced shepherd, able to move their flock of sheep to ensure that sensitive habitats get the grazing they need. Plantlife Cymru have kindly offered to purchase the farmer's new flock. The National Trust will offer the successful applicant expert conservation and farming support, as well as providing a farmhouse with picture-perfect views over the North Wales coast.

We Need to Talk About Trees

Matt Daw | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK
Matt Daw

Next time you have an encounter with a tree, or visit a wood, don't keep it to yourself. Trees can't blow their own trumpets, so we need to give them the credit they deserve when they improve our lives.

Idyllic Scottish Retreats: Isle of Eriska, Argyll

The Spa Spy | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Crossing the rickety bridge to the private Isle of Eriska you get the feeling you may be about to infiltrate the land of Narnia. Perched on the west coast of Scotland in 350 acres of manicured gardens, woodland and rugged beaches, against a stunning rural landscape, Eriska lulls you into an immediate state of calm.

Wildlife Reimagined: Simon Arizpe and The Wild

Ben Mirza | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ben Mirza

A man whose mind is intertwined harmoniously with curiosity and creativity, New York based illustrator Simon Arizpe has created something quite outsta...

Ode To The Otter

Frontier | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK
Frontier

They are vital to their environment, which is good enough reason to help conserve them, along with the added reason of us humans having a soft spot for them.

Elephant Dies Of Exhaustion After Carrying Tourists In Scorching Heat In Cambodia

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK

Thousands of people are calling for an end to wildlife tourism rides in a Cambodian park after an elephant collapsed from exhaustion and died. Elderly...

Tiger Numbers Prowling in the Right Direction

Frontier | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK
Frontier

Last week sprouted the news that for the first time in 100 years, tiger numbers worldwide are on the rise. After a century of poaching and loss of hab...

Piers Morgan Slams Prince William And Game Hunter Live On Air

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK

Piers Morgan slammed Prince William for endorsing trophy hunting during a heated debate with a game hunter on Wednesday. The former newspaper editor s...

The World of Turtle Conservation

Frontier | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK
Frontier

Along with the likes of the giant Panda, Polar Bear, Rhino, Elephant, Tiger and a whole host of others, Turtles gain a lot of attention in the conserv...

Wild Whale Encounters - Not a Tank in Sight

Catherine Capon | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK
Catherine Capon

By Catherine Capon The news that SeaWorld is ending their orca breeding program implies that hopefully whales in captivity will soon be a thing of t...

Prince William, Animal Conservation Enthusiast, Backs Trophy Killing In Some Circumstances

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK

Prince William, a passionate animal conservationist, has insisted the slaughter of so-called trophy animals is justified in some circumstances. The Du...

BioBlitz - Where People and Wildlife Truly Come Together

Gwen Potter | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK
Gwen Potter

As you can see, some of our finds were common, some rare - but all demonstrate how critical it is to conserve, enhance and expand our wildlife habitats and how important it is for visitors to record our wildlife.

Rhino Poaching Has Repulsive Record Year

Frontier | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK
Frontier

As one of the poster children for world animal conservation, the Rhino gets plenty of attention and plenty of column inches. But how much real help? How much real progress to protect it? Well, new figures published recently by the IUCN tell a chilling story.

Your Planet Needs You

Simon Cowell MBE | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK
Simon Cowell MBE

Almost 40 years ago a local wildlife rescuer arrived on my doorstep with a seagull. It had one wing and had been languishing in a bath somewhere in Surrey. It was my 'patient zero'. Since then, what started as a hobby to take my mind off a stressful city career, has become a lifelong calling.

Fearless Boy Touches 'Deadly' King Cobras On Head

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Parents

A fearless 12-year-old boy was filmed as he touched two king cobra snakes, which are reported to be "deadly". Miller Wilson, from Australia, who fr...

These Heartbreaking Wildlife Photos Will Stop You From Ever Dropping Rubbish Again

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK

Environmentalist and BBC presenter Chris Packham has photographed the devastating effects that littering can have on wildlife in a series of striking ...

Springing Ahead

Gwen Potter | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK
Gwen Potter

Even the most hardened naturalists will have deprived themselves of nature in all this driech, but March is on its way. Spring will begin properly with risky plant predictions - primroses and wild daffodils, then bluebells and finally Welsh poppies. In a pond near you, tiny frogs will emerge from the water.

What the Whales Are Trying to Tell Us: Strandings - What They Mean and How to Respond

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

There are few more distressing sights than the body of a dying whale being rolled around in powerful surf. Sadly, in the last few weeks, we have witnessed just this as a number of magnificent sperm whales have stranded on North Sea coasts. Not surprisingly, questions are being asked about why this happened, and also whether we could have helped them.

Dolphin Dies Because Tourists Wanted Selfies With It

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

A dolphin died after it was taken from the sea and paraded around a beach so tourists could take selfies with it. Pictures have emerged of the smal...

Graphic Photos Show What Happens To Animals Abandoned In Gaza Zoo

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK

This article contains images some may find disturbing Starvation and disease in a Gaza zoo has left its enclosures littered with the mummified co...