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.
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.
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.
Today is the first ever World Female Ranger Day – a day dedicated to recognising, celebrating and supporting female anti-poaching rangers in Africa and beyond!
Something about Pangolins stuck with me from an early age, maybe it was their cute faces; that crazy-long tongue or the fact that they looked to me like a tiny mythical dragon creature. Whatever it was, I want to convince you of how cool they are too! Here are my top 10 reasons to love the strange but adorable pangolin…
Born Free has launched the Global Nature Recovery Investment Initiative (GNRII) aimed at bringing about the transformative changes needed to protect people and wildlife around the globe.
The Global Initiative to End Wildlife Crime (EWC) outlined an innovative ‘One Health’ approach to reforming wildlife trade laws that the group said would eliminate threats to human health by avoiding future devastating wildlife-related pandemics, while helping to stop the decline of ecosystems and reverse the extinction crisis facing wild animals and plants.
According to the Red List of Threatened Species compiled by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), more than 28,000 species around the world are threatened with extinction. Hazel Harred takes a closer look in this guest post.
Tomorrow, 11th June, is my 30th birthday. Rather than thinking about parties and presents, I would like to take the opportunity to highlight some recent, poignant rescue stories from Born Free and some of the amazing people who are raising money for the charity during this time.
World Environment Day 2020 presents that chance to explore how human activity and impact on the environment (and wildlife!) has contributed to the current global pandemic — and how we might prevent another outbreak like Covid-19.