UK Wildlife

Confessions of a Secret Plant Lover

Gwen Potter | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Gwen Potter

What am I waiting for next? Male silver washed fritillary spinning and dancing in flight, skydancing red kites, powdery pink pillows of thrift and purple spikes of spring squill on the coast, meadows filling with colour, the coconut gorse and a turquoise sea - and that's just on the coast. Lots to come!

Pets With a Voice

Sharon Bull | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

There has been so many occasions over the past thirteen years I have sat with my pet moggie and had a one way conversation. Good times, bad times, t...

The Visit

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

Half the fishermen and artisans on the beach where we live were expecting them even before they arrived. R had asked about dhow rides and a fishing trip for my dad and on our weekend strolls, they would wave us over.

Magical, Mysterious, Essential - And Being Unthinkingly Destroyed

Peter Melchett | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK
Peter Melchett

Soils are magical and mysterious, essential to all life on earth, but extremely vulnerable, and being terribly damaged. We know enough about soils for...

Life In The North: Arctic Animals

Frontier | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK
Frontier

The world's most desolate climate is home to animals that have adapted to take the harsh environment and thrive in it. Many of the arctic residents ar...

Five Deadliest Plants on Earth

Frontier | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK
Frontier

Many plants, trees and flowers on Earth are harmless and beautiful. But there are a few poisonous and deadly plants that can lead to sickness and worse, death. Many of the plants are alluring and the victims are unfortunately usually animals or children. We've created a list for 5 of the deadliest plants on Earth...

The Best of Canada in Alberta

Black Tomato | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

Canada is, putting it simply, vast and spectacular. Home to the iconic Rockies, roaming grizzly bears, cosmopolitan cities and spanning 9,984,670 km² (yes, it's huge) we can't blame you for thinking you need to dedicate weeks upon weeks of your free time to explore the country.

A Compassionate Voice

Sharon Bull | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Bull

I lost my job as a top sales executive with a British brand leader, my company car, wardrobe of designer clothes and shoes, credit cards, my home and consequently my self-respect, because I placed all this material stuff above everything else.

Why Two Russian Bears Are Symbolic of the Suffering That Millions of Wild Animals Face on a Daily Basis, Around the World

Mike Baker | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK
Mike Baker

The two Sochi bears represent a tiny window on the huge and growing problem of wild animals used in entertainment. But sometimes, it's the cases of individual suffering that tell the story a little more readily, and have the power to effect change for a far greater number.

Just Some Red Pandas Playing In The Snow

The Huffington Post UK | Tahira Mirza | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Comedy

Just some adorable red pandas having about the best time ever playing in the snow, so simple, yet so cute. Cincinnati Zookeepers posted a video on ...

5 Reasons Why Zoo Animals in Malaysia Need Our Help

Georgina Allen | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK
Georgina Allen

It will take concerted effort and continued effective education, cooperation, training and support to meet these new regulatory standards and give all captive wild animals in Malaysia a better chance at a happier and healthier life.

For Fox Sake, Enforce the Hunting Act

Victoria Martindale | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK
Victoria Martindale

It was a battle hard fought but hunting wild animals with dogs for sport was eventually banned in England and Wales in 2004. This is a fantastic achievement. However, what a lot of people perhaps don't realise is that despite this ban, hunting continues more than ever before. We may have won the battle, but the war is far from over.

Top Ten Most Romantic Safari Lodges

Jane Anderson | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Anderson

It's not just the wildlife and the vast African skies that will put romance in the air - some of today's safari lodges are incredibly stylish and intimate, with luxury tents, roll top baths and game drives that finish with dinner beneath the stars. Here are 10 of the most romantic lodges in the world.

You Think Dog Product On Your Shoes Is Bad!

Nick Abbot | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK
Nick Abbot

Revelling in this awesome sight, rather than swimming away as fast as they could, the diving group got covered like a cake in frosting. They claim that when the whale left the area, perhaps for hygiene reasons, the waste washed off them and left no smell.

7 Wonders Of The Animal World

Frontier | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK
Frontier

Here we have selected 7 of nature's best architects; from deep down in the sea to nestled up in the trees, animals also know how to build impressive structures.

Born To Lead? Monkey Brains Give You the Answer

Frontier | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Tech
Frontier

A scientific study from Oxford University made an interesting discovery about macaque monkeys, their brains and its relation to their position in the social hierarchy. According to the study, monkeys seem to have specialised brains that indicates whether they are a leader or a follower...

Have Larks in the Parks of London

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

When you think of visiting London you might imagine high-rise buildings like The Shard and The Gherkin, shopping areas like Oxford Street and Westfield or busy tourist attractions like The Tower of London or Buckingham Palace.

Weather and Wildlife in Wales - 2014

Gwen Potter | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK
Gwen Potter

Pretty much every beach had some birds washed up. At Ashridge, one of the oldest beeches fell along with hundreds of other trees. Some of our ancient and veteran trees succumbed in quite spectacular ways, with their sheer size meaning their falls resulted in a domino effect, the aftermath of which we are still dealing with in some places.

The Death Knell Sounds for the World's Smallest Porpoise

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

If this pint-sized porpoise does become extinct, it means that we will have discovered and exterminated the smallest of the cetaceans in less than a human lifetime. Its imperilled status has long been of concern and its main threat well established as incidental capture in fishing nets, sometimes called 'bycatch'.

After Ivory Poachers Tore Apart Her Family, We Are Helping Her Build a New One

Rob Brandford | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK
Rob Brandford

Every day, ivory poachers tear apart elephant families for their tusks. But for young elephants who are still reliant on their mothers for milk, a mother lost to poaching can mean a death sentence too...

The Great Ape Robbery

Mark Jones | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK
Mark Jones

Our remaining closest cousins are having enough difficulty coping with the damaging impacts people are having on their habitats. They can't afford any more losses through the greedy actions of a few people who only see their value in terms of what a foreign zoo or private individual will pay for them.

What's Next for the World's Captive Orcas

Frontier | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK
Frontier

The state of orcas in captivity is a very contentious debate. Anti-captivity proponents argue fiercely that these animals are not meant for an artificial life, and that keeping them captive brings no benefit outweighing the unethical treatment they receive.

The Hidden Cost of Wildlife Crime: Four Out of Five Animals Die in Transit

Mike Baker | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK
Mike Baker

With an estimated worth of between 10 and 20 billion dollars each year, the "zero tolerance approach to wildlife trafficking" announced by HRH Prince William in Washington this week is so very welcome.

Why We Need A Truly International Approach To Tackling Illegal Wildlife Trade

Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK
Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge

Around the world, wildlife crime is responsible for the slaughter of tens of thousands of animals a year. It is plainly wrong that the greed of those who fuel demand and facilitate the illegal wildlife trade stands to push some of the world's most iconic species to the brink of extinction - animals that have come to represent the whole idea of wildlife to young and old alike... It is scarcely believable to imagine a world without elephants, rhinos, lions or tigers. Yet time is running out to save these creatures from being consigned to the history books and to stories of days gone by.

Aliens from Outer Wales

Gwen Potter | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gwen Potter

I was recently taking a break while working alone in the woods, it was completely silent and still. Suddenly, the whole area of 'just trees' became alive - a wren started foraging in front of me, a robin starting singing to me from about a metre away.