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 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.
South Africa’s Environment Minister Barbara Creecy, spelled out a new direction for the country and its efforts to conserve some of the world’s most iconic species this past weekend, by tackling the controversial issue of captive-lion breeding.
Aidan Gallagher: actor, musician and UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador. At 16-years-old Aidan has amassed a global following through playing roles such as Number Five in the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy; he has an Instagram audience of over 2.5 million people; and in the most admirable fashion, harnesses the power of social media to try and influence positive change when it comes to wildlife and the environment.
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.
One topic that I’ve never shied away from on this blog is that of wild animals in captivity. This week, I attempt to untangle the challenges and moral obligation of each of the places that have come to house lions; game reserves, zoos, sanctuaries, lion farms and ‘the wild’,
Last week, I was delighted to attend How many elephants’ inaugural event at the Royal Geographic Society, London, to meet the lady behind the campaign; designer, adventurer and How Many Elephants Founder, Holly Budge.
Claws Out explores the realities of tourists and gap year students volunteering with lions and lion cubs in South Africa. From cuddling and bottle-feeding cubs to walking with lion experiences; the hard-hitting documentary looks at how these popular tourist activities conceal dark links to the canned hunting industry.
Aidan Gallagher, UN Ambassador, discusses the Illegal Wildlife Trade and saving the oceans one step at a time with Kate on Conservation on behalf of Nat Geo Kids.
The Blood Lions ‘YouthForLions’ team have officially launched a brand new animated clip showing the life cycle of a captive bred lion in South Africa, to create awareness of the canned hunting industry across the globe.