International Jaguar Day: Honouring the largest feline in the Americas

Friday 29 November 2019 is officially International Jaguar Day. International Jaguar Day was created to raise awareness about the increasing threats facing the jaguar and the critical conservation efforts ensuring its survival from Mexico to Argentina. Observed annually on November 29, International Jaguar Day celebrates the Americas’ largest wild cat as an umbrella species for biodiversity conservation and an icon for sustainable development and the … Continue reading International Jaguar Day: Honouring the largest feline in the Americas

Bird Brick Houses: Bespoke bricks providing permanent nesting sites and enclosures to nurture wildlife

Bird Brick Houses are an ingenious way to provide permanent nesting sites and wildlife enclosures as an integral part of a building. Suitable for many of the UK’s small to medium size birds, Bird Brick Houses – which look like a regular brick with a hole – have been designed to accomodate house sparrows, swifts and starlings. A single entrance hole allows the entire internal … Continue reading Bird Brick Houses: Bespoke bricks providing permanent nesting sites and enclosures to nurture wildlife

On This Planet: Illustration exhibition in aid of protecting animal habitats from destruction

On This Planet is an illustration exhibition aiming to raise awareness of the biggest challenge facing wildlife – habitat loss and habitat fragmentation – while fundraising for land. By purchasing land, it creates, relatively rapidly, protected reserves in areas under imminent threat of destruction. The exhibition, which runs from 18-21 May at The Old Street Gallery in London, features over 30 illustrators from the UK … Continue reading On This Planet: Illustration exhibition in aid of protecting animal habitats from destruction

Crying Animals: Artist Julien Nonnon projects images of endangered species on to Alps

French artist Julien Nonnon is aiming to raise awareness of the possible disappearance of animals native to mountainous regions by projecting images of endangered species onto vast alpine cliff-faces. In his latest photographic series, Crying Animals, Julien Nonnon used gigantic images of the most endangered species from alpine countries – including the wolf, lynx, bear, hawk, ibex, and bearded vulture – to not only reveal the … Continue reading Crying Animals: Artist Julien Nonnon projects images of endangered species on to Alps

Elephant Seals reclaim land from humans at California beach during US government shutdown

Mother Nature is a mighty force and so too are her children so during the US Government shutdown, an elephant seal colony in the Bay Area, California reclaimed their land from humans. Elephant seals and pups took over at Drakes Beach in Point Reyes National Seashore, knocking down a fence and moving into the parking lot, where they remained lounging in the sand after the … Continue reading Elephant Seals reclaim land from humans at California beach during US government shutdown

Louise McNaught an interview with the fine artist painting the natural world — Inspiring City

“I wanted to do a big blue bee” says Louise. “I’ve done one quite small, but then I’m not sure who would buy a big blue bee.” 1,075 more words via Louise McNaught an interview with the fine artist painting the natural world — Inspiring City Continue reading Louise McNaught an interview with the fine artist painting the natural world — Inspiring City

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

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

Can Jaguars’ Unique Biology Help It Survive On Our Over-Populated Planet? — Longreads

By avoiding confrontations with humans, and using water and edge-lands, jaguars might be ideally suited to surviving the modern world. via Can the Jaguars’ Unique Biology Help It Survive On Our Over-Populated Planet? — Longreads Continue reading Can Jaguars’ Unique Biology Help It Survive On Our Over-Populated Planet? — Longreads