UK Wildlife

Pictures Show How Chernobyl Has Become A Safe Haven For Wildlife

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK

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National Badger Day on 6 October - Celebrating Badger Patrol Volunteers

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

On most weekday nights at 2am I am usually tucked up in bed, but this one was different - I was walking around the countryside in the pouring rain, a...

The Swedish Way

Chanel de Yong | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chanel de Yong

Recently, after traveling only two hours and twenty minutes away by airplane, I found my country- my haven. SWEDEN. Now, forget stinking dustbin's, chewing gum stuck on street's, or for that matter; unattractive looking people, because you won't get any of this in Sweden!

Hearts (and Minds) of Oak

Dr George McGavin | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK
Dr George McGavin

In my new 90 minute film for BBC Four Oak Tree: Nature's Greatest Survivor I take a look at the oak beyond its obvious beauty, longevity and unmistakable presence and discover how it plays a much greater, indispensable role in our society.

Summer in Wales

Gwen Potter | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gwen Potter

The weather also helped birds - some of our nuthatches even managed to have a second brood at Llanerchaeron, while in late August some of our swallows in the barns still hadn't fledged, having arrived right on cue in the second week of April, exactly the same date as last year.

Give Your Family a Healthy Free-Range Autumn

Kate Blincoe | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Parents
Kate Blincoe

Whilst more snuggle time is lovely, it doesn't always help you feel better. You and your children need exercise and fresh air to feel energised and time outdoors in daylight is very important for beating winter blues and helping tackle SAD. So how can you fight that urge to hibernate and keep those kids active outdoors instead?

Cecil the Lion: Anthropocentrism and Animal Welfare

Dr Mark Kennedy | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK
Dr Mark Kennedy

Many thousands of words (at least!) have been written about the killing of the famous lion by the dentist Walter Palmer, yet there is still much to le...

And This Year's Best British Wildlife Picture Is....

The Huffington Post UK | Tahira Mirza | Posted 19.09.2015 | UK

The winner for this year's British Wildlife Photography Awards has been announced. Showcasing the very best wildlife entries from around the UK th...

The 'Ghosts' That Damage Our Oceans

Mike Baker | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK
Mike Baker

Our beautiful seas and oceans cover about 70% of our planet's surface, with far more species living in the oceans than on land. The marine environment provides livelihoods and food for hundreds of millions of people, so it is important that we protect it. Yet, right now, millions of animals, including whales, seals, turtles and birds are being mutilated and killed by 'ghost' fishing gear - nets, lines and traps that are abandoned, lost or discarded.

Cecil The Lion's Killer Speaks Out, Doesn't Rule Out Future Hunts

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK

Walter Palmer, the American dentist accused of killing Cecil the Lion says he intends to return to work this week, as he refuses to rule out attending...

Canada: Unique Experiences and Where to Find Them

Black Tomato | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

Unique is the opposite of well known. It is something you have to look hard to find. Everyone wants to experience it, but unfortunately, few people actually do. Blinded by the allures of the (equally beautiful) tourist trails that exist around the world, our travels often lack the authenticity we so crave.

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

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

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

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.