UK Wildlife

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...

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.