UK Wildlife

Cub-Hunting - The Hunt Lobby's Dirtiest Secret Exposed

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

Cub hunting is the secretive and illegal practice of training young inexperienced fox hounds to hunt and kill fox cubs. The Hunting Act has been in force for over ten years and yet still hunts continue to train young hounds to hunt and kill foxes. Hunts usually meet early in the morning but sometimes in the evening before the sun sets when the foxes' scent is strongest.

Devil Dentist Now Schoolgirl Slayer - Why Do People Get Off On Killing Our Wildlife?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Looking at giraffes specifically, it is estimated that they've lost around 40% of their wild populations in the last 15 years alone. That hardly sounds like they need Aryanna's, or indeed anyone's bows and rifles pointing in their direction right now.

Ian Botham 'Left Batting On A Sticky Wicket' During Bloodsport Clash With Chris Packham

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK

Sir Ian Botham was left batting on a sticky wicket following a heated debate with wildlife presenter Chris Packham on Friday as the pair went head-to-...

How Many More World Elephant Days Before They're Gone Forever?

Claire Bass | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK
Claire Bass

Elephants face a major poaching crisis, and their populations are falling dramatically across the African continent, with an astonishing 61% decline in the last three decades. Between 30,000 and 40,000 elephants are poached for their ivory every year in Africa, that's around 100 African elephants killed every day, or one elephant gunned down every 15 minutes.

Father Takes His Daughter Swimming With Crocodile In Cuba

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK

Incredible photos show the moment a wildlife photographer took his daughter swimming with crocodiles in Cuba. Alexa Frink, 23, can be seen just inches...

The Challenge of Saving Nature Increasingly Falls to Millennials Like Me

Matt Williams | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK
Matt Williams

It can't have escaped your attention that more and more media coverage is written about the problems facing millennials these days. I'm only 29 years old and according to these articles I should be worrying about how I'm ever going to afford to buy a home, asking whether I'll retire before I'm 75, and wondering why I still feel young but no matter how hard I try I still don't really get Snapchat.

Toddler Admitted To Hospital After Attack By Pack Of Squirrels

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Parents

A three-year-old has been hospitalised after being attacked by a scurry of squirrels. Finley Renouf, from Redruth, was taken to the Royal Cornwall hos...

Cecil the Lion - One Year On, Was His Death in Vain?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Seeing as we invented trophy hunting, the British Government really should take a lead in stopping it. In the wake of the Cecil outcry, the Government has threatened to ban the importation of lion trophies into Britain, but only if there isn't significant improvement in trophy hunting practices. A review has been commissioned, but it is a two-year review. The simple fact is that lions like Cecil can't wait that long. They only have until the next crossbow or bullet from a wealthy trophy hunter penetrates their skin.

Five Stunning Wild Beaches In Majorca

Elena Manighetti | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Manighetti

I recently came back from an amazing holiday spent in wild Majorca. Yes, I said wild. Although the island is a popular tourist destination, there are plenty of hidden wild spots to explore, if you fancy getting away from the crowds.

Mother Hailed A Hero For Prying Open Mountain Lion's Jaws To Save Her Son

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 19.06.2016 | UK

A mother in Colorado has been hailed for saving her son's life by prying the jaws of a mountain lion open as it bit him. She ran into her back garden ...

What Does the European Union Mean for Our Environment?

Frontier | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK
Frontier

You'll no doubt be aware that the U.K referendum on remaining in the European Union is near, June 23rd to be precise. While there's a lot of propaganda floating around for reasons to leave and stay, we're looking simply at facts about what would happen to our environment either way.

British Zoo Fined £255,000 After Keeper Mauled To Death By Tiger

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK

A British zoo has been fined £255,000 after a keeper was killed by a Sumatran tiger in May 2013. South Lakes Safari Zoo Ltd, based in Dalton-in-Furne...

Zoo Admits Health And Safety Breaches After Keeper Mauled To Death By Tiger

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK

UPDATE: British Zoo Fined £255,000 After Keeper Mauled To Death By Tiger A British zoo has admitted breaching health and safety standards afte...

Parents Of Boy Who fell Into Harambe The Gorilla's Enclosure Have Just Learned Their Fate

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK

The mother of a child who entered a Cincinnati Zoo enclosure will not face criminal charges, the Hamilton County prosecutor's office in Ohio said on M...

Stick Figures - The Danger of Playing the Numbers Game With Trees

Matt Daw | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK
Matt Daw

What's the difference between a tree and a tree? Potentially a lot. Let me illustrate. Meet Greta*. Greta is a Beech tree nestled in a patch of woodl...

If You Love Animals, Can You Actually Visit A Zoo Ethically?

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK

Last weekend, a 17-year-old western lowland gorilla called Harambe was shot dead at a zoo in the US after a child entered his enclosure. The killing ...

The Circus Act: The Archaic Use of Animals for Entertainment

Stephanie Allen | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Stephanie Allen

Zebras, camels, a fox and a raccoon are among the animals being used in two licensed circuses in England at the moment. In Ireland, elephants and big cats are being used again this year and at present it is legal to use any animal in English circuses as long as the circus is licensed.

Look Out for These THREE Birds on 'Springwatch' This Month

Gwen Potter | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Gwen Potter

You might see the occasional black and white puffin or guillemot flapping furiously past. As you float into a sea of these birds, they flap away with a furious clattering sound, as their feet slap the water and their wings pedal furiously.

Tigers Are Being Removed From Tiger Temple 'Hell' In Thailand

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK

Wildlife authorities in Thailand have raided the controversial tourist attraction Tiger Temple, removing 40 animals by Tuesday and vowing to confiscat...

Gorilla Shot Dead By Zoo Staff After Four-Year-Old Boy Falls Into Enclosure

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 30.05.2016 | UK

A critically-endangered gorilla has been shot dead by zoo officials in the US after a four-year-old boy entered the animal's enclosure on Saturday. Th...

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...