UK Wildlife

Siberian Tiger Suria And Her Cub Have Three Unlikely Best Friends

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale & Elliot Wagland | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK

A trio of German Shepherds has formed an unlikely bond with a pair of endangered Siberian tigers at a nature reserve in Slovakia. Hugo, Jenny and Blac...

The Most Devoted Parents of the Animal Kingdom

Frontier | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK

The North Pacific Octopus though makes the biggest sacrifice for reproduction. Once in their lifetime, a female octopus carries eggs inside her for five months and then finds a safe hiding place to expel up to 100,000 eggs!

The UK's Urban Wildlife

Frontier | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK

Wildlife is not just the brown bear in the forests of North America or Eastern Europe, wildlife is right here in front of you; all you need to do is ...

Travel Eye: Experience the Real Australian Bush at Bamurru Plains

Karen Edwards | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

This is Bamurru Plains, a peaceful idyll on the Mary River floodplains in Australia's Northern Territory. With the famous red escarpment of Kakadu National Park to the east and dramatic cascades of Litchfield to the southwest, it's an overlooked region.

Swimming With Sharks - Who Wants to Join Me?

Catherine Capon | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK
Catherine Capon

Photographs by Joe Platko Before this year, I had never (knowingly) shared the water with a shark. In fact, I will admit that I was one of those peop...

Lead Ammunition - The Facts

Tim Bonner | Posted 15.11.2015 | UK Politics
Tim Bonner

According to the latest European Food Standards Agency report (2010), lead from game meat represents less than 0.1% of the total dietary lead exposure. Compare this to cereals and potatoes which come in at over 40%. In fact, the average person gains more than 60 times more lead from beer than game meat.

It's Time to Take Action on Lead Ammunition

Alex Cunningham | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Politics
Alex Cunningham

As we move deep into autumn, it's clear that the UK hunting and shooting season is upon us again and the many differing views on its merits or otherwise are much expressed...

How to Hunt Down the Best Family Wildlife Holidays

William Gray | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Parents
William Gray

If you (and your children) have always dreamed of seeing some of these iconic predators in the wild, there is now a surprising choice of accessible - and safe - family wildlife holidays available. Here are four of the best places to go.

Trick or Eat? Nature's Real-Life Body Snatchers Are Far Spookier Than Your Average Halloween

Jodie Tyley | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Tech
Jodie Tyley

They're not quite the classic brain-eating, gormless slow-shufflers of horror movies, but in the animal kingdom, the zombie threat is very real. The culprit? Parasites: small organisms with complex life cycles that set up camp inside their animal hosts.

Five Places to See Incredible Wildlife in Europe

Frontier | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We always seem to look afar when it comes to seeing wildlife. It seems more exciting, colourful and diverse on every continent other than Europe. Tropical birds are more colourful than a gull, that much is true, but you don't have to go abroad to find unique and breathtaking wildlife. Why not stay in Europe for your next trip?

Are Farmers Being Deliberately Misled About Badger Culls?

Mark Jones | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK
Mark Jones

Politicians, farmers leaders, and particularly veterinarians, should know better.

Wildlife Photographer Of The Year - The Winners

The Huffington Post UK | Tahira Mirza | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK

This year's winner of the Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Competition has been awarded to amateur photographer Don Gutoski for his incredible image ...

Are Screens the Enemy of a Natural Childhood?

Kate Blincoe | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Parents
Kate Blincoe

We can't hide from it, just as we can't trot down the M25 in a horse and cart anymore, so we have to find a way of managing it and making it part of a balanced life. It is part of our children's lives and brings many wonderful benefits - any five year old who has played on Google Earth knows the mind bending sense of awe of zooming out and out from their home to see the planet as a green and blue sphere.

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...