UK Wildlife

Thousands Of Elephants Exploited For Tourism Held In Cruel Conditions

Steve McIvor | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK
Steve McIvor

Two years ago, our team in Asia started a ground-breaking investigation of the conditions endured by elephants across tourist entertainment venues in ...

No Excuses To Continue Using Snares As There Are Many Alternatives

Jordi Casamitjana | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK
Jordi Casamitjana

It's hard to believe snares are still legal in the UK. The League Against Cruel Sports have been campaigning for the banning of snaring for many year...

How You Can Help Save The Asian Elephants Mistreated For Tourism And On The Brink Of Extinction

Duncan McNair | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK
Duncan McNair

Without a seismic shift in public awareness, plus immediate serious commercial and political engagement in the Western world, India and its neighbouring states, the Asian elephant is doomed, in our lifetime and by our hands.

Ben Fogle And Jeremy Corbyn Take Aim At Arsenal Owner Over New Hunting Channel

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK

Wildlife presenter Ben Fogle has joined a host of prominent opponents to speak out against Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke’s TV channel dedicated to hunt...

Antarctica: Why It's Important

Frontier | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK
Frontier

Antarctica holds 90% of the world's ice and, what may seem as a cold and desolate place, is in fact one of the most important wildernesses on Earth an...

On Wasps And Foxes: Rethinking Our Relationship With Animals

Tiffany Francis | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK
Tiffany Francis

My relationship with animals is changing every day, and I am certainly guilty of googling dog memes and having a nervous breakdown over a flock of baby ducks. But in order to support the millions of other species we share our planet with, perhaps we should stop treating them like orphaned children that need mothering, and more like other species who just need the space and resources to live healthy (albeit cute) lives.

On The Verge Of Extinction

Dr Trevor Dines | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK
Dr Trevor Dines

Vibrant verges are an oasis of colour in an increasingly grey landscape and they can contribute to our health and wellbeing. For many of the 23 million people who commute to work by road the verge is their only daily contact with nature. The procession of colour from bluebells to betony through the year brightens our days, keep us in touch with the changing seasons and provide us with a real sense of place.

Travel Eye: Explore South Australia's Kangaroo Island

Karen Edwards | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

At 1,701 mi², Kangaroo Island is easy to navigate. We begin our adventure in Adelaide, the 'capital' of South Australia state, where we hire a 4WD, tent and camping supplies. The ferry boards at Cape Jervis, just over 60 miles southwest, and within 45 minutes we're in Penneshaw - the main port on Kangaroo Island, where our adventure starts.

Rare Video Captures Moment A Shrimp Ferociously Captures And Eats A Deep Sea Fish

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Tech

When most people think of a shrimp, they do not bring to mind a ruthless, predatory killing machine. But that is exactly what marine biologists witnes...

Screen Time To Wild Time: 60 Years Of The BBC Natural History Unit

Mike Collins | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Mike Collins

Telling stories that inspire must be at the heart of getting people back into nature and captivating the next generation. Films and radio produced by the Natural History Unit will without any doubt play an essential role in allowing us to see the sheer beauty and diversity of wildlife around the world and getting us in to nature in our own backyard.

Where The Wild Things Will Be Next

Dr Nathalie Pettorelli | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Tech
Dr Nathalie Pettorelli

If I was to mention "climate change" and "biodiversity", what picture appears first in your mind? Emaciated polar bears on shrinking ice floes? Bleach...

The Time For An Ivory Ban Is Now

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Never has the time been more right for a full domestic ivory ban in the UK. At a time when the Government is already facing a wave of criticism over its manifesto-breaking National Insurance tax hike, all eyes are on its double manifesto pledge of pressing for a 'total ban on the ivory trade'.

Air Pollution Is Ravaging Plant Life

Dr Trevor Dines | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK
Dr Trevor Dines

Walking in the mountains of Snowdonia, the problems of the city can feel a long way away. The negative impact of poor air quality on human health is, thankfully, increasingly well-documented. Not only does air pollution contribute to thousands of early deaths, it also compromises the health of people suffering from ailments like asthma.

Urban Foxes - Friend Or Foe?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Uh oh, here we go again - another urban fox on the attack story. This time though it was a dog that fell afoul of the savage beast rather than a human...

Poachers Take Hostages And Kill Rhinos In 'Vicious Attack' On Animal Orphanage

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK

Poachers killed two rhinos and took staff hostage in a “vicious attack” at an animal orphanage in South Africa. Two baby rhinos, who had already l...

Japanese Zoo Slammed By Wildlife Campaigners After Culling 57 Snow Monkeys

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK

Wildlife campaigners have slammed staff at a Japanese zoo for deciding “which animals live and die” after 57 snow monkeys were culled by lethal in...

Springwatch Star Chris Packham Attacks Critics Who Say He's Abusing BBC Position

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.02.2017 | UK

Chris Packham, one of Britain’s most-loved wildlife experts, makes headlines as much for his opposition to controversial bloodsports as for his cons...

The Adventure Seekers Guide To The Palm Beaches

Black Tomato | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

With beautiful year-round climates and incredible landscapes, The Palm Beaches lends itself to outdoor adventure. Add to this an array of fascinating underwater marine life, impressive waves, stunning cycle paths and scenic hiking routes, and you'll understand exactly why this US hot-spot is fast becoming a highlight for adventure-aficionados.

Exposing The Secret Trade In Baby Chimps

David Shukman | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK
David Shukman

Once captured, the baby chimps then enter a sophisticated chain that stretches from the poachers in the jungles to the middlemen, who arrange false export permits and transport, and ultimately to the buyers.

How To: Avoid Palm Oil

Frontier | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Frontier

The destruction of the palm oil industry has been highlighted in recent years, with plantations taking up vast areas of rainforest slashed and burned ...

Animal Activists Celebrate As Ringling Brothers Circus Closes Its Doors

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK

Animal welfare activists have welcomed the announcement that Ringling Brothers Circus will cease its animal shows from May, citing a decline in ticket...

Keeping Your Pets Warm In Winter

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Lee Abraham

With the onset of wintry weather, however cold it gets should never prevent us from sharing lots of fun with our families, both two and four legged members; so it's important to be fully prepared for any hazards that come with it. Here's some advice to help keep your pets warm, happy, and safe from danger during these next few chilly months.

HS2 To Claim Central London's Last Hedgehog Stronghold Thanks To House Of Lords Ruling

Tanya Perdikou | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Tanya Perdikou

Last year, by the light of a spring moon, I spent a night creeping the flowerbeds and secluded corners of London's Regent's Park. Until the early hour...

Travel Eye: How To Book The Best Maasai Mara Safari Experience

Karen Edwards | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

Seeing drivers chase or crowd the wildlife for the benefit of a good view, is saddening. If this continues, we may no longer be able to enjoy these animals in their true element. We are grateful our camp and guide respect this beautiful ecosystem. It has never been more important to pick a safari experience carefully.

Botswana's Big Five And Where to Spot Them

Black Tomato | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

The infamous Big Five - the lion, the leopard, the elephant, the rhino and the buffalo - are all incredibly special creatures to see in the wild. Thanks to a rich water supply from the Chobe River and the Okavango Delta, Botswana is one landlocked African gem that can almost guarantee a glimpse of some, if not all, of these legendary animals. You just need to know where to look...