Vulture Awareness Day (4th September)

Vultures are categorized on whether they are Old World or New World vultures. There are 23 species altogether, with the New World species being found across the Americas and Caribbean and the Old World vultures being found in Africa, Asia and Europe.  The New World vultures include the Turkey Vulture (Cathertes aura), the Lesser Yellow-headedContinue reading “Vulture Awareness Day (4th September)”

How Covid-19 Zoo Closures Have Affected the Animals

With zoos reopening across the UK on Monday (12th April), I figured this was a fairly logical topic to write about this week.  A study undertaken by Williams. E. Et al (2021), looked at the effects of zoo closures on animals’ behaviour. The study looked at a few species including Chinese goral (Naemorhedus griseus), Grevy’s zebraContinue reading “How Covid-19 Zoo Closures Have Affected the Animals”

Easter in the Wildlife Calendar

Easter is a holiday that a lot of us look forward to, especially in the Northern Hemisphere, and even more especially when you’re involved in wildlife conservation and have a general interest in wildlife. Easter marks the start or very near start of baby season in the wild and in a lot of farm animalsContinue reading “Easter in the Wildlife Calendar”

It’s Not All About the Big Animals

When people are planning a trip, maybe abroad, maybe only a few hours away from home, and that trip specifically features the topic of wildlife watching, you only ever hear people talk about going to see the big animals. For instance, people travelling to Africa will talk of hopes that they get to see allContinue reading “It’s Not All About the Big Animals”

CITES

What does CITES stand for?  CITES stands for: the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. So what is CITES about exactly?  CITES is an agreement between governments, which has aims to ensure that any trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not have an impact on thatContinue reading “CITES”

Photography for Conservation

Using photography as a tool to spark interest in saving species has been a method used for at least the last decade, if not, the last two. Images stick to the mind and paint a better picture than just words on a page as people are able to see the animals that need to beContinue reading “Photography for Conservation”

Things to Bring When Wildlife Watching

Today’s blog is going to go through some of the things I think are most important to have on you while out looking for wildlife. It may differ, depending on what your interests are, but this might be a helpful blog for beginners.  The first and most important item in your wildlife watching bag shouldContinue reading “Things to Bring When Wildlife Watching”

In-situ Conservation

In-situ conservation summed up in basic terms, is just conservation on the ground in the natural environment of the species you’re saving. There is a large variety of different types of in-situ project that contributes towards the conservation of a species, sometimes helping to conserve multiple species at the same time.  Types of in-situ conservationContinue reading “In-situ Conservation”

The Importance of Zoos in Conservation

As I mentioned briefly in my last blog post, zoos are one of the most underappreciated and underestimated forces of the conservation world. Without zoos, there would be an even larger number of extinct animals than there already is.  Not only do zoos keep animals to show off to the public and to use themContinue reading “The Importance of Zoos in Conservation”

Wildlife Conservation

What exactly is wildlife conservation? Wildlife conservation is primarily working to protect plant and animal species, and their natural habitats.  Who is involved in wildlife conservation? There are many organisations and individuals involved in conservation; from environmental law makers, to wildlife rehabilitators, to wildlife veterinarians, safari guides, game rangers, ecologists among many others. Some big,Continue reading “Wildlife Conservation”