"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."  Margaret Mead, American anthropologist, 1901-1978

Around the world, there are many groups of committed people who are making sure wildlife have the space they need to survive and thrive.  Please find a group to join so that you can be a part of their journey to help wildlife. If we all pull together, we can really power through change for the better.  The more of us who help create, protect, care for and save existing and new spaces, the better. 

25 November to 3 December 2023 - it's National Tree Week.   Find out more
28 November is Giving Tuesday and the 28 November to 5 December is the Big Give Christmas Challenge.  Find out more.

The Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and their Common Farm Appeal is 92% of the way there, and their deadline is now 30 November 2023 - let's get this appeal over the finishing line!   Find out more here.

Image copyright Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

It's time for Giving Tuesday (28th November 2023) and the Big Give Christmas Challenge (28th November 2023 from midday to 5th December 2023).  There are a number of animal and conservation/environmental charities taking part - find out more about it. One of them is the UK registered charity, the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, as you can see from the video.   Find out more here.

The WWT (Wildfowl and Weltands Trust) have produced this great video to show how important garden ponds are to wildlife.   Now that the nights are drawing in, this is a great chance to spend some time discovering more about the power of ponds and working out how you can add water to your garden for wildlife, including mini-ponds.    
Visit WWT here.

Secret Life of the Forest was back!

On Thursday 2nd November 2023, the Secret Life of the Forest was back on Channel 5.  Find out more here.  

Image copyright Suzie Eszterhas

The 20th October is International Sloth Day.  It's a chance to find out more about the species, the threats facing them and how we can help them.  An umbrella species, their survival depends on a rich, diverse, intact envrionment - they rely on various trees for food and shelter.  Protect sloths, and we can protect lots of other species depending on the same habitat. 


The Sloth Conservation Foundation has lots of information and ways to help - why not swing over to their website to find out more?

The Woodland Trust has ten ways in which we can all help wildlife this weekend, including what you can do with your Halloween pumpkin and how you can help hedgehogs prepare for hibernation.   

Conservation charity's appeal for hugely loved Pinewoods area of Harrogate is successful!  The appeal was launched by the Pinewoods Conservation Group who work to protect and conserve the environment in the area.  

It's Big Match Fortnight!

The 11th to 25th October 2023 is Big Match Fortnight for the World Land Trust, and this year, the appeal is Columbia's Forests of Mist, to protect the hidden life of the Guanacas.   Lots of species and local people will benefit, as will the nature supporting them.  Find out more here.


Take a look at these news items

13 elephants are to be released into the wild in Africa

France have a new lottery, the Loto de la Biodiversite

Ways to help save the Highland Tiger

Did you see...Badgers: their secret world?

This programme was on the TV recently, presented by Steve Backshall.  The footage was amazing and if you saw it, and want to find out more about how you can help badgers, it's a good time to do it, as it's #Brocktober - a great chance to get involved!

22 Sept: World Rhino Day

The 22nd September is World Rhino Day and a chance to look at some of the charities helping rhinos?  Take a look at Helping Rhinos, Save the Rhino, Rhino Ark, and the International Rhino Foundation.
African Parks have just announced they will be moving 2,000 rhino from a private breeding operation they have just purchased. Find out more

Those amazing people at the Koala Clancy Foundation have great news for koalas and other wildlife - they've all been very busy planting trees and they've hit over 30,000 trees in 2023!  This just shows what can be done when groups of people work together for a cause.   Find out more

Image copyright Koala Clancy Foundation

A new paper from Polar Bears International's chief scientist emeritus tackles a loophole in the Endangered Species Act.   Find out more from Polar Bears International here.

The 19th August is International Orangutan Day and the Orangutan Foundation has an appeal, asking us all to donate from £2 to sponsor an acre of rainforest!  Find out more here

Image copyright Orangutan Foundation

Footage of a sun bear at a zoo in China has gone viral - not least because people who have seen the bear wanted to know if the bear, Angela, was fur real!  Find out more here

World Ranger Day

It was a big weekend for conservation, with International Tiger Day on 29th July, and World Ranger Day immediately after on the 31st July.   Find out more about World Ranger Day here.

Image copyright David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

The 29th July is International (or World) Tiger Day, and the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation has launched a Tiger Appeal.  These are such wonderful big cats - please find out more about the Tiger Appeal here

Did you know...
about Britain's temperate rainforests?  The Woodland Trust has produced this short video to tell us more about them.  And they have a Rainforest Appeal here

(You can also take a look at their cameras watching the osprey at the Loch Arkaig Pine Forest in the beautiful Scottish Highlands.)

The book "Earthshot" says that you and I can be part of the problem facing the planet - or we can be part of the solution.  Two things we can do is to protect the natural world and to reduce our impact.  "Urgency + Optimism = Action."

Wildlife need space to survive and thrive
Reduce our impact
Find out more about this new resource here

There's a website aiming to educate people into why you shouldn't poison bats you find in your home - it's a wonderful resource.  Find out more here

Find out about Wetlands and how you can help

There are lots of committed groups around the world working to help wildlife, the natural world and conservation.  Join in their efforts! 

Wildlife need space to survive and thrive

From ponds and rivers to mountains and deserts, wildlife need space to survive and thrive.  You and I can help save, protect and care for this habitat, and help create more space for wildlife.  We share the planet with them.