As Britain enters a period where opportunities for people to leave the house are restricted, and as some zoos plead poverty and threaten to kill their animals, we need to consider carefully what this crisis means for animals in captivity – now and into the future. Dr Chris Draper, Head of Animal Welfare & Captivity at Born Free shares his views…
The motivation behind DRINKS3 is to become the lowest CO2 footprint soft drinks brand in the UK by 2022. Naturally, I quizzed them about what makes them an ethical brand?
Yesterday morning I joined a small gathering of Lords, wildlife campaigners, press and change-makers in Westminster’s House of Lords to view a presentation on a long-awaited and much-needed initiative to End Wildlife Crime.
We’re heading up into the clouds, 450 metres above the Babonneau rainforest floor, through towering gum trees, ficus trees and fiddlehead ferns to reach the bright blue skies above the treetops.
Today, 26th January, is Australia Day. The fire season in Australia began in late July and has to-date cost the lives of 29 people and an estimated half a billion wild animals have died in the Australian bush fires.
The number of threatened ancient woodlands tops the thousand mark. The Woodland Trust is aiming to change the fate of trees and woodland in the UK.
I’ve highlighted some simple swaps to reduce plastic waste in the past, but as this is an ever-continuing journey, I’d like to keep sharing my new favourite ways to embrace a greener lifestyle.
Scores of people across the UK donned their wellies and picked up their shovels to plant trees on a mass day of climate change action at the end of last month.
Christmas is the perfect time to show your gratitude towards those you love; but it can so easily become over-ruled with throwaway plastic packaging, single-use wrapping paper and hoards of unnecessary boxes and polystyrene.
The key to holding zoos and safari parks accountable in their standards of care — today and for years to come — is to encourage the general public, especially youngsters, to see the benefit of ensuring all animals held in captivity receive good care and welfare.