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A Prickly Situation

A Prickly Situation

One of our team, Helen, discovered a hedgehog trapped in a football net in the garden last month. She tells the tale here: What started off as a normal weekend, quickly turned into a race to find help for an injured hedgehog and demonstrated the importance of ensuring our man-made pleasures do not interfere with, or cause harm to, wildlife. My son was getting set to mow the lawn (shock..horror…a teenager willingly mowing the lawn!) when he came upon a poor hedgehog that had become entangled in the football net.  We do normally ensure that the net gets packed away,...

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Endangered Species of Bahrain

Endangered Species of Bahrain

Bahrain has a number of endangered species that benefit from conservation projects in the country. Discover the rare and threatened animals of Bahrain in our blog post. Each country around the world has its own unique range of flora and fauna. Sadly, some species in each location have their survival threatened, either on a local or global level. The Kingdom of Bahrain is no exception. This small nation in the Persian Gulf is made up of several small islands. The largest is heavily urbanised, but there is still an abundance of wildlife to be found, including a number of rare...

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New Pictures of Nala

New Pictures of Nala

21 For 21 is supporting a rewilding programme in Brazil with Onçafari  This fantastic programme, first established in 2016, was designed to rehabilitate and reintroduce orphaned jaguars back to the wild – an important part of protecting endangered populations in Brazil. After a number of successes, marked by the wild-born cubs of rewilded jaguars, the programme expanded in 2019 to include the rewilding of maned wolves in the Cerrado. Nala (pictured) is an orphaned puma – she arrived at Oncafari’s rewilding centre in January 2021. She is the second puma that the team has worked with. The first puma, Cacau...

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Stand Tall for Giraffe this Summer Solstice

Stand Tall for Giraffe this Summer Solstice

21 June is World Giraffe Day The longest day (or night) for the tallest animal. World Giraffe Day (WGD) is an exciting annual event initiated by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF). Not only is it a worldwide celebration of these amazing and much-loved animals, but an annual event to raise support, create awareness and shed light on the challenges giraffe face in the wild. There are only about 117,000 giraffe remaining in the wild in Africa. Their numbers have dropped by almost 30% in the last 3 decades. World Giraffe Day 2021 This year is dedicated to saving the last...

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5 Unbelievable Strange and Unique Places in Mexico

Mexico is truly a unique land with a strange and interesting natural geography. This makes it home to some of the most unusual, exciting, and of course, photogenic sights anywhere in the world. However, before you pack your bags, get a Mexico tourist card, and head to the airport, it’s a good idea to create a clear plan of where you want to head to. Mexico is a large country and it’s not always easy to see absolutely everything in one trip. To help out, this article looks at some of the best places to prioritize when you land in...

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UK in May – What to Look Out For

UK in May – What to Look Out For

Bluebells have started blooming in the woods, bees buzzing in the garden, and frogspawn appearing in ponds. Now we just need some Spring sunshine! If you’re out and about this weekend, here are just some of the things to look and listen out for: Blossom & flowers – from fruit trees to hawthorn in the hedgerow, there is beautiful blossom everywhere.  May is also the month for wild flowers including campion, cornflower,  cuckooflower, orchids, poppies and chamomile. The verges are starting to explode with cow parsely and the bright yellow blooms of groundsel. Birds – have you heard your first...

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Focus for Survival Update

Focus for Survival Update

For this year’s Focus for Survival, we are delighted to partner with Bradt Guides, the world’s leading independent travel publisher. We would love this year’s entries to reflect our partnership with Bradt and to showcase many different corners of the world. You can enter up to 3 images in each category. There are two categories – wildlife and wild spaces. Full details about eligibility can be found on the Focus for Survival page here. Please note: if your image does not fulfill the criteria it will be discounted from the selection process. It is free to enter. Submissions close 30...

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Sketch for Survival Just Got Even Better

Sketch for Survival Just Got Even Better

As well as being exhibited at Oxo Tower Wharf, the artists short-listed for either The Wildlife 100 or Wild Spaces Artist of the Year Awards will now have the opportunity to produce a small commercial collection to be sold by Explorers Against Extinction at events and on our shiny new site dedicated to promoting conservation art, launching this Autumn. This is great news for artists who will be be able to earn money from their work while also supporting a cause. It is also great news for consumers who will have the opportuity to buy original artworks in the knowledge...

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Best National Parks to Visit in the USA in an RV

Best National Parks to Visit in the USA in an RV

The National Parks of the USA are some of the best places in the world to visit and stay in your own RV. Their campsites are spacious and well equipped and allow families to visit incredible natural spaces despite being on a tight budget. Just make sure you book up well in advance as they do get very booked up early on and don’t get forget to take all your necessary kit with you. Here are a list of some of our favourite national parks to visit in an RV. Smokey Mountains Mountain getaways give us a chance to really connect...

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How many days do you need to visit Laos?

How many days do you need to visit Laos?

Laos is a country with rich and beautiful biodiversity and is naturally a hotspot for eco-tourists and nature lovers alike. It is home to over 800 bird species and 100 types of mammal and there’s plenty to see when you arrive. Of course, Laos is a great place to visit and support the following conservation efforts: Rescue elephant sanctuaries Wildlife sanctuaries Sustainable agriculture Veterinary work Community project work However, knowing how many days to spend in the country is essential for planning your trip. Not least as you will also require a visa for Laos from the UK which you...

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