Volunteering at a Wildlife Park

Before you get too excited about volunteering at a wildlife park, you should realise that unless you have appropriate qualifications it is highly unlikely that you will be able to work with the animals. However, there may be other ways to help out. I’ve recently volunteered at Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent, which works…

Sofa Safari

For all you wildlife lovers that can’t get out to see your favourite animals at the moment, I highly recommend that you go onto Instagram for a great daily Sofa Safari in Kenya with the lovely rangers at Ol Pejeta Conservancy. If you think you’ve heard that name before, it’s probably because that’s where the…

Australian Wildfires and Art for Charity

Australian Wildfires There is absolutely no doubt that the Australian wildfires are having a devastating effect on wildlife and the environment. The overstretched fire services are struggling, and people are losing their homes and livelihoods, and in some cases, sadly, their lives too. I was lucky enough to spend a month in Australia over a…

When Wildlife Conservation Goes Wrong

Wildlife conservation is not an exact science, and sometimes it can go badly wrong. But should we stop trying?

Sudan and Saving Remaining Wildlife

SAD NEWS I was driving earlier today when I heard on the radio that Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino, had died. It was one of those ‘where were you when you heard?’ moments… Like many people, I was saddened that he had died, though as he was elderly and had been deteriorating for…

How to Find an Elephant Painting

Have you ever tried to find a painting of an elephant online? Search engines don’t always give you what you think they will…. Try searching for “elephant artist” – would you expect a list of artists who paint elephants? This search term is just as likely to find artists who happen to be elephants. You…