UK Wildlife

Watch Out For The 'Killer Shrimp'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

Live something from an old B-movie, alien species such as "killer shrimp" and zebra mussels are invading Britain at a rate never seen before. The E...

The Nasty Truth About Animal Tourism in Thailand

Jane Mountain | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Mountain

We are at Elephant Nature Park, just outside of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. It's a rescue centre and sanctuary for Asian elephants who have been abused or injured on the job. It also might be the only truly animal-friendly attraction in Thailand.

Why Volunteers Are Vital to Conservation Research Projects

Frontier | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Frontier

When volunteers come out to conservation projects they like to get involved with surveys in the hope of seeing interesting animals. But volunteers don't always realise where the data they are helping to collect goes.

My First Kiss, Bored Birds and Kismet!

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

I recalled this happy event recently. His name was Wayne and we kissed as How Deep is Your Love by the Bee Gees played in the background. I was 13 years old and he was 16. I remember being completely enthralled and in love. That was then.

Redefining a Genre?

Doug Allan | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Doug Allan

I believe that we as documentary makers in general and natural history commissioners and producers in particular have a responsibility to lead by some kind of example. Blurring the edges of truth with overly elaborate recreations doesn't help viewers re-establish that human bond with the natural world which has always been important, and which I think is going to be utterly essential in the coming years.

German Tigers' Lives Saved In The Nick Of Time By British Park

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK

Two mistreated tigers from a German circus who were only hours away from being put down have been rescued by a wildlife park in England. The pair w...

Volunteer Stories: Teaching, Diving and Wildlife in Madagascar

Frontier | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

Madagascar is a place like no other. I never knew much about it until I stumbled over the Madagascar Teaching, Wildlife and Diving project on the Frontier website. I don't really know why I chose that project, it just happened. Next thing I knew I was on the plane to Nosy Be.

Volunteer Stories: Experiencing South Africa

Frontier | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

I wanted to travel to Africa because my dad is South African and had lived there for most of his life. He talks about the things he'd experienced which made me want to go! The South African experience, for me, looked perfect! Doing voluntary work, but also travelling combined with a set route made me at ease because I like to have a plan.

The World Is Bigger Than Us, Things I Saw in the Woods Today, on Biodynamic Farming

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK
Samantha van Dalen

There is a saying in Latin- a language I continue to vainly attempt to learn. Utendum est aetate; cito pede labitur aetas. We should make use of time for time slips quickly by. - Ovid.

Serenity in the Seychelles

The Spa Spy | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

The Crusoe-chic Islands of the Seychelles are one of the top luxury relaxation destinations in the world. A favourite amongst the glitteratti, from royals to rock stars, the scattered archipelago houses some of the most lavish accommodations in the Indian Ocean - with some wonderful state of the art spas to boot...

Flooding Is Bad News for People and Wildlife, But Science Can Provide the Answers

Philip Blaen | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK
Philip Blaen

There has been an exceptionally high number of storms in the UK since the start of December. With more rainfall on the way this is already the wettest winter ever recorded, and in line with what is expected to become more common with climate change...

We Have Our Own Talk

Joanna Eede | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK
Joanna Eede

Towards the end of World War One, the German army had become adept at decoding the Allied Forces' radio codes. To avoid the enemy 'listening in', the ...

Can a London Summit Save our Wildlife from Extinction?

Mark Jones | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK
Mark Jones

Something historic happened in London on 13 February. Representatives from 41 countries, plus the European Union and a handful of multilateral environmental agencies, came together for the London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade.

If We Want to Save Wildlife, We Must Save the Rainforests It Lives In

Andrew Simms | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Andrew Simms

The trade and policing measures agreed today do not fit the nature and scale of the challenge. Many of Africa's most precious species will soon face extinction unless we tackle this problem at its roots, and keep the door to rainforest destruction closed.

I Love Giraffes Too, but Killing Baby Marius Was the Best Thing Copenhagen Zoo Could Do

Victoria Martindale | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Martindale

The news that a baby giraffe at Copenhagen Zoo has been shot dead has provoked a storm of worldwide protest. Wildlife enthusiasts are described as 'saddened', animal rights campaigners are furious and petitions are flying around social media demanding the zoo's closure. But not me.

Ten Things You Need to Know About Illegal Wildlife Trade

Neil D’Cruze | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK
Neil D’Cruze

In February 2014, the UK Government will host a land mark international conference focused on the illegal wildlife trade. To find out why this issue is featuring so highly on the global political agenda, read a list of the 10 things you need to know about this issue.

Morrissey Gives Prince William Both Barrels Over Hunting Trip

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Chris Matthews | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK

Controversial chart star Morrissey has branded the Duke of Cambridge a "thickwit" for taking part in a hunting trip the day before launching a campaig...

WATCH: Charles And William Speak Six Different Languages

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK

Prince Charles and Prince William have recorded a video in six different languages to save endangered animals. The princes turn their hands to Viet...

Summit to Think About: Can the Best of British Really Save the World's Wildlife?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Why should the government be spending so much time and money on such a 'trivial' issue given the other awful things that happen day in, day out, around the world? Quite simply... because it matters. It matters to all of us, whether we're in Africa, Asia or just sat at home watching EastEnders. Wildlife crime is a big problem, and it's big news right now.

The Chinese Ivory Problem: Sometimes It Takes More Than a Little Crush to Fall in Love

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

At 11am this Saturday, many hundreds of people are expected to descend on Portland Place, London. Close to the maddening crowds of Oxford Street, and within earshot of the BBC, they'll have chosen to do something a little more poignant and powerful on their weekend than a trip to TopShop.

Filming Like Giants for BBC One's 'Hidden Kingdoms'

Mike Gunton | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mike Gunton

For nearly 25 years of wildlife filmmaking I have been quietly fascinated by the unsung heroes, the little creatures, that live beneath our feet. I have encouraged their inclusion in the odd sequence or two in many or the programmes I've been involved in from The Trials of Life to Africa.

The Hanging of a Lion in an Indonesian Zoo is the Hanging of Global Conservation

Victoria Martindale | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Martindale

Shocking news has emerged this week that a lion was found hanged in an Indonesian zoo. If you think what's happened to this poor creature is bad, the fact is its happening to every zoo animal. Death prowls the shadows of every zoo.

Wildlife Trade - Why Is No-one Shouting About Animal Welfare?

Neil D’Cruze | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK
Neil D’Cruze

Broken bones, crushed internal organs, limb loss, suffocation, dehydration, starvation, malnutrition, disease, chronic stress and fear. These are just some of the concerning injuries and conditions that are experienced by animals associated with wildlife trade.

Our Wildlife Needs 2014 to Be a Much Better Year

Mark Jones | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Jones

From the lack of commitment to implementing the 'Biodiversity 2020' strategy, to a lack of progress on marine-protected zones, to uncertainty around planning regulations and their impacts on protected areas, government is failing to provide the necessary leadership and resources across a raft of essential environmental policy areas.

Protecting Elephants - Ivory Trade Should Not Be Our Only Concern

Neil D’Cruze | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK
Neil D’Cruze

Current human demand also extends to elephant meat. This is not just a local subsistence issue. Elephant meat bound for Fresno California was seized by Thai enforcement officials in May 2103 and is just one example of the international demand for this 'exotic flavour'.