A day of talks and debates for anyone with an interest in wildlife conservation. Rhino Mayday will see experts from different rhino-related professions come together to a give talk on each of their specialist subjects.
From project field staff and conservation charities, to academics and zoo personnel, there will be something for everyone. We will hear an update from the UK National Wildlife Crime Unit, tales of searching for the Javan rhino in Indonesia, and more about the rhino horn conspiracy in the UK antiques trade. You can keep up to date with the current line up of speakers by visiting our website.
On top of this we will have a panel debate, where we will discuss some of the most pressing topics in rhino conservation today. We will also be asking for your input if there are any questions you would like to ask our speakers or any topics you would like us to discuss.
The ticket price will include a complimentary tea or coffee. Lunch will be available to purchase at UCL at attendees' own expense. Tickets are available in advance from our website or by calling our office.
University College London and the Grant Museum of Zoology, Gower Street, London, WC1 6BT
020 7357 7474
Hedgehog Awareness Week 2013
Hedgehog Awareness Week runs from 5th to 11th May 2013 and hedgehog events are being organised all around the country!
Hedgehog Awareness Week is organised by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society and takes place every year. It aims to highlight the problems hedgehogs face and how you can help them.
As part of Ark Wildlife's Charity Partner scheme and to highlight National Hedgehog Awareness Week, we are donating £2,500.00 of Hedgehog food to the hedgehog carers you nominate as heroes.
Simply 'Like' our Facebook Page, then look up the question Vote for your Hedgehog Hero where you can 'click' to vote for a hedgehog carer or rescue centre (or add them if they're not there already) and we'll send them a FREE 1kg of Ark Hedgehog Food Original* for every vote (i.e. 100 votes = 100kg free food). We also have a give-a-way of £250.00 of food and accessories for the winner and runner up with the most nominations.
WWT London Wetland Centre is a marvellous location for birdwatching and, at this time of year, for "bird listening" too!
As songbirds declare their territories and attempt to attract a mate they're often hidden away in the dense foliage of trees or reedbeds. So getting to know them by the sounds they make is very handy whatever your level of interest in birds and wildlife. In this one and a half hour session you'll learn how to identify birds through song, guided by one of our experts through useful tips, notes and fieldwork.
We can't predict exactly which birds will be around on the day, but you're likely to hear a number of garden bird species such as blackbirds and robins, as well as wetland specialities like Cetti's warbler and lapwing.
By the end of the one and a half hour course you should be able to identify ten key species. £10 per person, price does not include admission to centre. Booking is essential, please phone 0208 409 4400.
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes, London, SW13 9WT
Get back to nature!
Whether you’re a dedicated birder, a garden birdwatcher or simply love all things nature, the Scottish Birdfair has something for you. Voted "Best Small Festival" at the Scottish Event Awards 2012, the Scottish Birdfair is a must for anyone interested in wildlife or looking for a great family day out.
For the little ones there is a everything from puppet making, face painting, pony rides, bug hunts, adventure walks, wildlife photography, crafts to forest kindergarten, willow weaving, charcoal burning, solving wildlife crimes, and storytelling in our tipi, biodiversity garden and yurt.
There’s plenty for grownups too, with an action packed programme of walk, talks, and workshops, and over 100 exhibitors and live music at the event. Get your hands on the latest optics for bird watchers and nature enthusiasts and learn about groundbreaking global research and bird ringing. Try a wildlife photography workshop, or ‘brew your own’. With excellent locally sourced foods, not to mention the opportunity to sample some of Scotland’s finest whisky and beer – there will also be plenty to entertain the taste buds too!
Don’t miss our special events! Enjoy the cruse where you can come face-to-face with a wide range of seabirds round the Inner Forth Islands or take an early stroll and let our expert guide you through the magnificent bird song on the dawn chorus walk. Bling your own Bula Bird or try bird ringing!
Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, EH30 9SL
Day ticket £12, Weekend ticket £20, KIDS GO FREE! Concessions available
0131 317 4100
THE VISION! Theatre Show
20 photographers | 20 assignments | 1 mission ... to make the most compelling case yet for rebuilding our natural home.
An evening of spell-binding imagery, music and personal anecdotes from 2020VISION, the UK’s most ambitious conservation photography project…ever! Some of the UK’s top nature photographers, Andy Rouse, Alex Mustard, Mark Hamblin and Peter Cairns, will present a fascinating insight into the ethos behind 2020VISION, reveal inspiring stories from throughout the country where our natural ecosystems are being repaired and re-connected, and showcase some of the very best wildlife and landscapes the UK has to offer.
Doors open 7.30pm for 8.00pm start. Cash bar on arrival and during interval.
This event is supported by The John Muir Trust.
The Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AW
Wild Lochaber Festival
A festival of events exploring the wonderful wildlife and landscapes of the Lochaber area. Lochaber boasts the highest summit, the deepest loch and one of the world's top 10 wild places. in the UK and a wide range of habitats from alpine to rocky shores. There will be activities including whale watching, squirrel scavenges, sea kayaking, butterfly hunts, otter watching on Knoydart, an eagle walk on Rum and much more.
There will be an opening event in Fort William and a booking office in the High Street throughout the week.
Prices vary depending on event, some events are free.
Fort William and all over Lochaber
It's Wing Time - half term activities
June is the best time to spot fluffy ducklings – and WWT London Wetland Centre is a great place to find them.
Meet our family of friendly farmyard ducklings face to face and watch these newly-hatched ducklings taking their first swim in their very own pool. Our team will be on hand to explain how the ducklings have developed and about their behaviour and habitats.
As well as seeing our family of farmyard ducklings, come and join in our daily interactive duckling activities to find out more about these fluffy characters and join in with some special duckling games. You’ll also be able to try out egg tempera painting: create some beautiful artworks with egg yolk.
On Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May you’ll also be able to meet colourful butterflies close up in a fascinating display by Butterfly Jungles. Join a butterfly expert to hear all about these beautiful insects. There will also be a butterfly talk each day in the Theatre.
Take a stroll around our beautiful nature reserve with one of the WWT team to spot wild ducklings and chicks. From mallards and tufted ducks to swans and moorhens there will be plenty of busy bird families diving, dabbling and pecking for food among the lakes and ponds. You might also spot dragonflies and lizards, and there will be plenty of colourful wild flowers to enjoy
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes, London SW13 9WT
Enjoy a springtime walk with our resident wildlife
expert, James, to discover some of the seasonal
wildflowers blossoming on our reserve.
The Donkey Sanctary, Sidmouth, Devon
Otter Awareness Day
This is a day when we want as many people as possible to do things to draw attention to otters and their importance in wetland conservation.
There are lots of things you could do to help. You could design some posters to put up in your school, village hall, library, etc. Write a poem or story and send it to your local paper. You could do some fundraising to help the otters at our sanctuary - organise an otter-themed party; make and sell craftwork. If you belong to a club or a Cub or Brownie group, you could organise an event.
For more ideas go to: http://www.otter.org/raiseFundsForUs.aspx
Let us know what you will be doing. If you plan an event, we can promote it on our web site.
Make it fun.
IOSF Protecting Otters since 1993
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