How to protect stag beetles in the UK

Humans have an enormous impact upon the planet, dramatically affecting natural ecosystems and wildlife habitats, with our industry, energy generation, and urbanisation changing how many species live. While there is now greater emphasis being placed on sustainability, such as wildlife conservation and a focus on renewable energy sources, there are still problems we must address. […]

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Renewable Energy and its Positive Impact on Wildlife

The benefits of green and renewable energy are all too clear to see. The vast amounts of money we could all save would possibly lead to much better lifestyles while the positive impact on our environment would help reduce the effects of global warming, therefore preserving our precious planet and its vital resources. These positive […]

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The impact of plastic on our oceans

Around 70% of the earth’s surface is covered by oceans, with these vast, wondrous bodies of water an essential part of our planet’s lifecycle. Plastic, however, is a serious threat to our oceans, and the wildlife that are so dependent on them. Ocean pollution is a huge issue, with plastic a particularly prominent pollutant. Researchers […]

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What effect does ocean pollution have on wildlife?

The vast oceans that cover 70% of the earth’s surface are a natural wonder that is essential to supporting life on our planet. Despite this, however, our oceans are not treated with the respect they deserve, with pollution a huge problem that is increasing exponentially across the world. Around 1.4 billion pounds of rubbish is […]

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The why, what, and how of deforestation

Forests are a key component of life on earth. In addition to providing shelter for 80% of land-dwelling species, they play an essential role in the carbon cycle, converting carbon dioxide into oxygen. It is no exaggeration to say that deforestation is a threat to life on earth. A massive 15 billion trees are lost […]

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Six species that have recovered from the verge of extinction

Across the world there are numerous species of animals whose existence has been threatened by human intervention. From pollution in our oceans, to the increasing presence of city life, to the ongoing problems with poaching, many animals are suffering at the hands of humankind. Fortunately, due to the tireless efforts of conservationists, some species are […]

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US facing “extinction crisis”

Conservationists have warned that a multitude of animal species are at risk of being eradicated in what they called a major “extinction crisis”, which is rippling across the United States, and will begin to claim and increasing number of iconic animals unless appropriate schemes begin to receive more support and funding. A report written in […]

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What can you do to help save the great barrier reef?

Even if you are nowhere near Australia you will probably know that the great barrier reef is under incredible pressure to survive, there are many issues negatively affecting coral reefs around the world including pollution (including plastics), unsustainable fishing, climate change, coastal development and invasive species. There are many things that you can do to […]

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Recycling protects wildlife

Life as a wild animal is challenging: you have to run after your own dinner, find your own shelter from the elements, and learn to avoid any predators that might be interested in making a meal out of you. And then, of course, there’s us. Sometime we make life easier for our furred and feathery […]

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New Research Finds Wind Farms Good for Wildlife

Image by MaxPixel Offshore wind farms are good for wildlife and the environment say researchers from a Dutch study which finds that birds often avoid offshore wind turbines and marine life find new shelter and new habitats. The study found that the offshore wind farms have “hardly any negative effects” on surrounding wildlife and in […]

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