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…
Black-tailed godwits are categorised as near threatened in the IUCN Red List. The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust and RSPB have been pioneering conservation efforts to save them.
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…
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…
Have you ever dreamed of taking a safari? Of spotting a distant movement through the binoculars, followed by the shuddering kickstart of a Land Rover engine as you prepare to chase an indistinguishable shadow or glimpse of fur across the grassy landscape… would you believe me if I said you could do just that? In the UK.
It’s the kind of Halloween story that naturalists will love! Great Fox-Spiders have been rediscovered after more than 25 years without a UK sighting.