It’s time to look beyond the moral debate of whether trophy hunting should exist, and instead look ahead to the viable alternative ways to bring
Top 5 ways to attract butterflies to your garden
Did you know that half of all British butterflies are now on the Red List, which means they’re either threatened or ‘near threatened’ with extinction? In this guest blog Wildlife expert Sean McMenemy director at Ark Wildlife shares his tips for attracting butterflies for this year’s ‘Big Butterfly Count’, which runs until August 7…
Elephants Need Space – and realistically, zoos simply can’t provide it.
Many of us will have only seen elephants in zoos, or so-called safari parks, and likely felt confused by the joy being brought by seeing them up close, and the reality of the lack of space and enrichment they have in captivity…
Everything you need to know to take part in 30 Days Wild
You may have heard of 30 Days Wild through social media; you may even follow the hashtag: #30DaysWild, but if you’ve yet to get involved, or you’d like some fresh ideas for how to take part this year, here’s all you need to know…
Speaking up for pangolins through art and technology
This World Pangolin Day, I’m pleased to be exploring the role of creative storytelling through design, fashion and technology.
School strikers call on the Royals to rewild their land
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.
What makes an elephant hero? Meet Holly Budge this Elephant Appreciation Day
This Elephant Appreciation Day, meet adventurer and conservationist Holly Budge, Founder of UK charity How Many Elephants and Co-Founder of World Female Ranger Day.
The ‘ticking timebomb’ of the UK’s exotic pet boom
In a new hard-hitting report, charities Born Free and the RSPCA say the extensive trade in and keeping of exotic wild animals in the UK presents a ‘ticking time bomb’ for animal welfare, species conservation and human and animal health.
How is the UK’s First Biobank Protecting Endangered Animals ?
In 2018, the UK’s first zoological biobank was awarded £1 million to give researchers across the UK access to tissues, cells and DNA from endangered species and other wildlife, which can be used in their research and for conservation planning. In this guest post, Anamika Menon explores the role of biobanks and cryogenically preserving genetic materials for conversation and research.
Wild East: 10 exciting ways that Fritton Lake is rewilding
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.