UK Wildlife

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.

Elephant Dies Of Exhaustion After Carrying Tourists In Scorching Heat In Cambodia

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK

Thousands of people are calling for an end to wildlife tourism rides in a Cambodian park after an elephant collapsed from exhaustion and died. Elderly...

Tiger Numbers Prowling in the Right Direction

Frontier | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK
Frontier

Last week sprouted the news that for the first time in 100 years, tiger numbers worldwide are on the rise. After a century of poaching and loss of hab...

Piers Morgan Slams Prince William And Game Hunter Live On Air

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK

Piers Morgan slammed Prince William for endorsing trophy hunting during a heated debate with a game hunter on Wednesday. The former newspaper editor s...

The World of Turtle Conservation

Frontier | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK
Frontier

Along with the likes of the giant Panda, Polar Bear, Rhino, Elephant, Tiger and a whole host of others, Turtles gain a lot of attention in the conserv...

Wild Whale Encounters - Not a Tank in Sight

Catherine Capon | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK
Catherine Capon

By Catherine Capon The news that SeaWorld is ending their orca breeding program implies that hopefully whales in captivity will soon be a thing of t...

Prince William, Animal Conservation Enthusiast, Backs Trophy Killing In Some Circumstances

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK

Prince William, a passionate animal conservationist, has insisted the slaughter of so-called trophy animals is justified in some circumstances. The Du...

BioBlitz - Where People and Wildlife Truly Come Together

Gwen Potter | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK
Gwen Potter

As you can see, some of our finds were common, some rare - but all demonstrate how critical it is to conserve, enhance and expand our wildlife habitats and how important it is for visitors to record our wildlife.

Rhino Poaching Has Repulsive Record Year

Frontier | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK
Frontier

As one of the poster children for world animal conservation, the Rhino gets plenty of attention and plenty of column inches. But how much real help? How much real progress to protect it? Well, new figures published recently by the IUCN tell a chilling story.

Your Planet Needs You

Simon Cowell MBE | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK
Simon Cowell MBE

Almost 40 years ago a local wildlife rescuer arrived on my doorstep with a seagull. It had one wing and had been languishing in a bath somewhere in Surrey. It was my 'patient zero'. Since then, what started as a hobby to take my mind off a stressful city career, has become a lifelong calling.

Fearless Boy Touches 'Deadly' King Cobras On Head

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Parents

A fearless 12-year-old boy was filmed as he touched two king cobra snakes, which are reported to be "deadly". Miller Wilson, from Australia, who fr...

These Heartbreaking Wildlife Photos Will Stop You From Ever Dropping Rubbish Again

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK

Environmentalist and BBC presenter Chris Packham has photographed the devastating effects that littering can have on wildlife in a series of striking ...

Springing Ahead

Gwen Potter | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK
Gwen Potter

Even the most hardened naturalists will have deprived themselves of nature in all this driech, but March is on its way. Spring will begin properly with risky plant predictions - primroses and wild daffodils, then bluebells and finally Welsh poppies. In a pond near you, tiny frogs will emerge from the water.

What the Whales Are Trying to Tell Us: Strandings - What They Mean and How to Respond

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

There are few more distressing sights than the body of a dying whale being rolled around in powerful surf. Sadly, in the last few weeks, we have witnessed just this as a number of magnificent sperm whales have stranded on North Sea coasts. Not surprisingly, questions are being asked about why this happened, and also whether we could have helped them.

Dolphin Dies Because Tourists Wanted Selfies With It

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

A dolphin died after it was taken from the sea and paraded around a beach so tourists could take selfies with it. Pictures have emerged of the smal...

Graphic Photos Show What Happens To Animals Abandoned In Gaza Zoo

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK

This article contains images some may find disturbing Starvation and disease in a Gaza zoo has left its enclosures littered with the mummified co...

Why Do Whales Strand?

Steve Backshall | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK
Steve Backshall

The recent beaching of sperm whales on our east coast, and simultaneously in Europe, has once again called attention to undersea soundscapes. Sperm whales are very special creatures, possibly more dependent on acoustics, and more sensitive to it than any other animal in the sea.

British Man Killed In Front Of His Daughter During Thai Elephant Ride Is Named

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK

A Scottish man who was killed in front of his teenage daughter during an elephant ride in Thailand on Monday has been named in reports as Gareth Crowe...

Dad's Death During Thai Elephant Ride Prompts Calls To Cease 'Cruel' Practice

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK

UPDATE: British Man Killed In Front Of His Daughter During Thai Elephant Ride Is Named An international animal welfare group has warned of the crue...

What Wins for Wildlife Could We See in 2016?

Rob Brandford | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK
Rob Brandford

Last year, we witnessed some incredible highs but also some terrible lows for Africa's wildlife. From lions to elephants, rhinos to vultures, we read ...

Reflecting on Significant Events for Animals, and What 2016 Holds...

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

It's a New Year, and it's always at this time that people like me get all pensive - thinking about the year just gone and the year ahead. Although many will be thinking of a host of resolutions and changes, new jobs, new diet and the like, for me and many like me my thoughts always relate to animals...

Is Anthropomorphism Bad For Wildlife Conservation?

Frontier | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK
Frontier

"The world is too PC!" We've all heard that one before. Like health and safety it was meant to make us all - well - safer; but for political correct...

The Day I Became a Mermaid

Catherine Capon | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Capon

This date was perfect. As I let my eyes roam over his beautifully lined and whiskered face, warmth radiated in the depths of my stomach despite our chilly rendezvous location. His size made me feel tiny but in no way vulnerable.

Badgers Face a Bleak Future

Mark Jones | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK
Mark Jones

Figures released by DEFRA on 16th December reveal that almost 1500 badgers were shot under license in the cull zones in Gloucestershire, Somerset and Dorset in 2015. This brings the total number of badgers killed to almost 4,000 over the past three years, at a cost to the taxpayer that's probably in the region of £25 million.

Exotic Pets - Not Just For Christmas

Catherine Capon | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK
Catherine Capon

Now I am sure that there are many owners who treat their exotic pets wonderfully but in my opinion these animals are not meant to be domesticated. The joy of a monkey or parrot cannot be seen when caged. It is seeing these creatures in their natural environment that brings the wonder and awe of the animal kingdom to us.