On Saturday morning, Chris Packham joined hundreds of children and families as they marched through Green Park in central London to Buckingham Palace, calling on the Royals to rewild their land.
An extract from Chloé Valerie Harmsworth’s nature diary. In it she explores her local green spaces through the seasons, identifying and recording flora and fauna, and reflecting on numerous subjects.
Badger culling will be extended to seven new areas in England this year, despite previous Government promises to implement a cattle vaccine for the disease.
Since the 1500s more than 133 UK species have become fully extinct within the UK, with many more currently at threat of going extinct. Many of these animals, surprisingly, are ones that you may even find in your garden throughout Britain.
Since moving back to my home region of East Anglia in 2019, I’ve been excited to get out an visit some of the progressive and innovative projects taking place across Norfolk and Suffolk — and although a certain pandemic slowed things down — I’m thrilled to now find myself able to get out amongst some of these rewilding hotspots.
The National Trust issues licences to hunts at various locations around the country. In 2020, following revelations from leaked Zoom webinars that trail hunting is nothing but a ‘smokescreen’, the Trust temporarily suspended all licences pending the ongoing police investigation and court case. This suspension remains in place — but now is the time to see it to be turned into a permanent ban; and you can help.
Once upon a time, largely rural human cultures valued foxes because they ate crop-ravishing mice. Mechanization condensed the amount of land needed for cultivation; technology provided pesticides to kill mice. Now country foxes, out-of-work and homeless, have emigrated to town, where they are again expected to earn their keep…
This autumn, I’m delighted to have been invited to become an honorary Wildlife Angel for the fantastic animal rescue centre and sanctuary; Pet Samaritans. Their Hedgehog Hospital runs all year round, and as hedgehog numbers continue to decline across Britain, they do everything they can to help them. We, the public, can also do our bit help hedgehogs as they prepare for hibernation (usually taking place November – March) and here are a few suggestions for how…
More than 70,000 healthy badgers will be shot this autumn, in the government’s largest ever seasonal cull. What’s more, the cull will result in the deaths of badgers which have been vaccinated by volunteers in government-funded programmes.
Africa is home to the most fearless animal! And it probably wouldn’t be in your top 20 suspects!