Why Are Red Squirrels in the UK Endangered?

In most of the UK, the red squirrel is classed as near threatened. Grey squirrels are the primary cause of the declining population of red squirrels in different parts of the country. The greys carry a virus that is lethal to the reds. They are also outcompeting the smaller reds for food and habitat. If […]

Facts About the UK’s Last Killer Whales

When it comes to marine creatures, dolphins always end up on the must-see list of wildlife enthusiasts. Truth be told, sightings and mass strandings continue to attract a lot of people in Britain. Currently, dolphin watching is a popular activity in places like Land’s End and Lundy Island. Unknown to many, the waters around the […]

Where to See Otters in the UK

Do you want to see otters? If you do, then you are lucky because the odds of seeing otters in the UK nowadays are high. Otter sightings have been reported in various parts of the country. Otters are semi-aquatic mammals that belong to the family called Mustelid. Other members of this family are weasels, polecats […]

Are UK Wildlife Species Decreasing In Number?

Based on studies, the UK has lost more than 16% of all animals including fish and birds since the 1970s. Reports also indicate that more than 10% of UK’s wildlife species are in danger of becoming extinct. Meanwhile, the population of all endangered species in the UK have dropped by 65% from the 1970s to […]

Major Threats To UK Wildlife Population

The United Kingdom (UK) has always been one of the countries at the forefront of industrialisation and development. It is one of the nations with the best economy in the world. However, industrialisation comes at a cost. Several animals which are native to the UK have now become endangered and the biggest reason is development. […]

Should We Stop Eating Sea Urchins?

Sea urchins are easily recognisable marine animals. They look like spiny spheres under the sea and they grow to around 1-4 inches in diameter. There are hundreds of different species of sea urchins. Their colour vary depending on their species, but most of them are green, red, purple, black and brown. They belong to a […]

How Air Pollution Affects Birds

Global air pollution is worsening at an alarming rate. In 2016, a report stated that, in just five years, outdoor air pollution increased by 8% worldwide. The places most affected by this are cities in developing countries such as those in Asia and the Middle East. Meanwhile, in the UK, air quality isn’t as hazardous […]

Recent Seahorse Sighting In Studland Bay

This summer, a female spiny seahorse was seen in Studland Bay. No seahorse has been spotted in this area for the past three years. The Seahorse Trust named it Hope. British coastline is home to two species of seahorses – the short-snouted and spiny or long-snouted seahorse. Since 2008, both species have been declared protected […]

The Effects Of The Growing Deer Population

The UK is home to six species of deer – the red, roe, fallow, Sika, muntjac and Chinese water deer. Of the six, only the red deer, Britain’s largest land mammal, and the roe deer are indigenous. Meanwhile, while it may not be native to Britain, the fallow deer are usually seen as such since […]

Badger Culls In 2017: Are They Really Necessary?

A Short History of Badger Culls For the past half-century, starting in the 1960s the European Badger (Meles meles) has been subjected to countless Badger culls. They originally started in order to control the spread of rabies. As time passed, however, the threat of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) became the new threat to replace rabies. It was […]

10 Reasons Why Plastics are Bad for the Environment

They litter our coasts, seas, towns, cities, woodlands and forests. No matter how far you travel you are more than likely to find some plastic waste. As well as an ugly annoyance, they’re extremely damaging to the environment, keep reading to find out specifically, why plastics are bad for the environment, our wildlife and ourselves.     1. […]

Lynx Reintroduction in the UK: Is It a Good Idea?

Proposal for the Lynx Reintroduction in Scotland   So, recently plans were laid out by the Lynx Trust UK to allow for a handful of Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx) to be let free into the Scottish wilderness about 30 miles away from Glasgow. It would be fair to say that the proposal has received a mixed reception. On […]