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…
Category: Guest Posts
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…
How to help baby birds survive this spring
It’s the ideal time to support our nesting bird species. For this guest blog post, Sean McMenemy from Ark Wildlife explains how we can help our feathered friends
Connections With Nature books reach Talek School, Kenya
I’m so pleased to share that our ‘Connections With Nature’ books have made it to Talek Mixed Day and Boarding School in the Maasai Mara.
The Mystery Of The Okapi’s Black Tongue
One of the okapi’s most unusual features is its black tongue. In this guest post, David Crespo shares his theory on why the okapi’s tongue is this unusual colour…
The comprehensive guide to cruelty free and vegan cosmetics
As consumers’ habits turn to shopping more ethically and sustainably the availability of vegan-friendly and cruelty free skincare and cosmetics option has increased. But, shopping for cruelty free and vegan is not without it’s troubles, namely what ingredients should you look out for? How can you tell if an item is truly vegan or just cruelty free and what’s the difference?
Why we must focus on conserving conservationists…
Working in conservation has its setbacks. Hours are long, pay can be low — if you even manage to get paid work in this field in the first place — and the emotional toll can see you fraught with eco-anxiety, desperate to have super powers, and feeling like your messages just aren’t reaching enough people quick enough. This guest blog post from Jessie Panazzolo reminds us why we must make room for ‘conserving the conservationist’.
How to embrace autumn by learning lessons from nature
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.
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.
How To Help Endangered UK Wildlife
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.