Rewilding has become a popular term these days in conservation and is not only important for the natural world but also vital for children. Giving them the opportunity to be in the presence of wild and beautiful creatures helps develop a connection to nature and to their own wild side. Children can flourish in this environment and not only is it good for them we hope it may inspire a passion to protect our wildlife and wild environments. Now is the perfect time for you to get your children outside and immersed in nature. On top of our full daily […]
We have just introduced a new conservation and research award, created to continue the legacy of our former Chairman, Marion Paviour.
The shocking news about the intentional and targeted poisoning of an elephant carcass that affected 121 Critically Endangered vultures on 25 February 2018 in southern Mozambique is distressing but not surprising. These incidents are becoming more frequent. The impact of this event is devastating, however it is important to realise that without a quick response the mortalities would have been much greater. Of the 121 affected vultures, 18 were recovered poisoned but still alive and these are all undergoing treatment. The rapid action taken by the poison response team neutralised the poisoned carcass and prevented many of the hundreds of […]
We are recruiting part-time unpaid Field Volunteers to continue an existing project with the Hawk Conservancy Trust. The project is a study of the biodiversity at different sites. We are looking for volunteers with experience in small mammal trapping and small mammal identification skills. Experience with other surveying techniques such as bird point counts, invertebrate pitfall trapping and vegetation transects would be excellent! The fieldwork is flexible however you would need to provide a minimum of one trapping session per week commitment on an ongoing basis, and have a full driving licence with access to your own transport as you […]
Congratulations to Colin Wyatt, the winner of our raffle to win a stunning Barn Owl sculpture. Given the time of year, we just had to let some of Father Christmas’ elves present the prize! The stunning piece was created in metal and wood by artist Diccon Dadey. For those of you not lucky enough to win on this occasion, keep an eye out for our 2018 art raffle.
The Trust undertakes a number of UK-based research projects aimed at monitoring the status of a number of UK raptor species. Although the majority of this work is performed by members of our Conservation and Research Department, there are a number of other aspects to these projects we are unable to perform due to lack of manpower. To get around this problem, we have identified ways in which you can help.
Last month, Ben and James took on the challenges they set themselves in order to raise funds for critically endangered vultures. Thank you to everyone who has supported them.
We have Christmas all wrapped up to allow you to bag those perfect gifts, enjoy special family events and remain stress free.