TreeSisters: Women join forces to help to reforest the planet

TreeSisters is a network of women planting over two million trees in the tropics every year. Committed to the restoration of forests and the rebalancing of humanity’s relationship with the natural world, TreeSisters fund the restoration of tropical forests as a collective expression of planetary care. As a feminine leadership and tropical reforestation organisation, TreeSisters exist “to call forth the brilliance and generosity of women everywhere and channel … Continue reading TreeSisters: Women join forces to help to reforest the planet

Hedgehogs: Wildlife Trusts across the UK call for locals to help record sightings

Hedgehogs, once a common sight in gardens throughout the UK, are declining rapidly across the country. An estimated 30% of hedgehogs have disappeared over the past decade, and there are now fewer than one million left. Hedgehogs prey on many common garden pests including insects, worms, centipedes, snails, mice, frogs, and snakes. These animals root through hedges and other undergrowth in search of food, and as … Continue reading Hedgehogs: Wildlife Trusts across the UK call for locals to help record sightings

Back from the Brink helping to save animal, plant and fungi species from extinction

Back from the Brink, touted as “one of the most ambitious conservation projects ever undertaken”, is aiming to to save 20 species in England from extinction and benefit over 200 more. The project is a partnership between Natural England and Rethink Nature. Rethink Nature itself is a partnership of seven conservation charities including Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust, Bat Conservation Trust, Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Buglife, … Continue reading Back from the Brink helping to save animal, plant and fungi species from extinction

How to help the bee population

Bees and other pollinating insects play an essential role in ecosystems. A third of all food depends on their pollination, and so a world without these pollinators would be devastating for food production. The bee population is in decline worldwide largely due to the use of bee-killing pesticides, industrial agriculture, parasites/pathogens, and climate change. There are a number of ways that anyone and everyone can … Continue reading How to help the bee population

Global Tiger Day raising awareness for tiger conservation

Today is officially Global Tiger Day, an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation. There are only around 3,900 wild tigers left in the world. Since the beginning of the 20th century, the planet has lost over 95% of the world’s wild tiger population. On Global Tiger Day, WWF urges tiger-range governments to strengthen anti-poaching efforts and reinforce investments in rangers, in order to halt the crisis and safeguard wild … Continue reading Global Tiger Day raising awareness for tiger conservation

The Great Green Wall: Africa’s solution to help fight climate change

Communities in sub-Saharan Africa to build a “Green Wall” that will contribute to their sustainable future. The $8bn project, known as The Great Green Wall, aims to restore Africa’s degraded landscapes and in the process transform millions of lives in one of the world’s poorest regions, the Sahel. The Sahel continues to suffer from widespread drought, villages have been deserted and the ecosystem is threatened. To … Continue reading The Great Green Wall: Africa’s solution to help fight climate change

Sir David Attenborough backs animal welfare and wildlife conservation fund for advertisers

The Lion’s Share, a new initiative launched by Sir David Attenborough, is calling on the advertising industry to donate to wildlife protection schemes every time they feature animals in their adverts. The Lion’s Share Fund intends to raise £75 million a year by getting companies to contribute 0.5% of any spending on advertising campaigns that feature an animal, including adverts for pet food. The money … Continue reading Sir David Attenborough backs animal welfare and wildlife conservation fund for advertisers

Mammal Mapper app contributing to conservation action

Mammal Mapper, an app created by the Mammal Society, is helping the UK to address the issue of poorly monitored wild mammals including rabbits, hedgehogs and mountain hares. The Mammal Mapper is designed to record information on the location and number of animals spotted on walks or bicycle rides. Users of the Mammal Mapper can record sightings of any mammal, including field signs such as … Continue reading Mammal Mapper app contributing to conservation action

Knepp Wildland: A rewilding success story in Britain

Rewilding has turned around Knepp Estate – a 3,500-acre estate in West Sussex – in to a haven for rare species including turtle doves, nightingales, peregrine falcons, lesser spotted woodpeckers and purple emperor butterflies. Almost twenty years ago, husband and wife team Isabella Tree and Charlie Burrell set about transitioning Knepp Estate from economically unsustainable intensive farming on heavy clay soil to stepping back and letting … Continue reading Knepp Wildland: A rewilding success story in Britain

Authors4Oceans: Children’s books authors making waves in helping to halt plastic pollution

Authors4Oceans is a group of water element-inspired authors and illustrators of children’s books passionate about the natural world and preserving it for future generations. The Authors4Oceans campaign was created by the award-winning novelist Lauren St John, whose children’s books include the eco-adventure Dolphin Song and the recently published seaside mystery Kat Wolfe Investigates. The concept behind Authors4Oceans came about when Lauren St John ordered a drink in a … Continue reading Authors4Oceans: Children’s books authors making waves in helping to halt plastic pollution