The Big Butterfly Count

Now in its 6th year running, If you haven’t heard of the Big Butterfly Count, it’s exactly as it sounds – a large scale butterfly count! The aim is to encourage people around the country to count butterflies in their local area over July and August and submit the results. The end results (total numbers) […]

An Interview With Jules Howard

Jules Howard is a writer for both The Guardian and BBC Wildlife Magazine, and has also published two books to date focusing on the natural world. Both books, ‘Sex on Earth: A Celebration of Animal Reproduction‘ and ‘Death on Earth: Adventures in Evolution and Mortality’, take an interesting view of the natural world and focus on […]

Worlds Most Endangered Primates

At the end of November, the most recent report detailing the world’s 25 most endangered primates was released.  The report is a joint compilation by the Primate Specialist Group of IUCN’s Species Survival Commission (SSC) ; Bristol Zoological Society; the International Primatological Society (IPS) and Conservation International (CI).  Updated every two years, it makes sobering […]

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Earlier this month I visited the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, near Doncaster, UK.  Whilst the park has been open for 5 years this was the first opportunity I’d had to visit and I was quite excited as there aren’t many zoological parks in the Yorkshire area. Built on old farmland, Yorkshire Wildlife Park has diverse areas […]

End of an MRes…

For the past year I have been hard at work studying with Marwell Wildlife and the University of Southampton researching genetic adaptation in captive Partula snails as part of an MRes in Wildlife conservation. You can read more about my experiences during the course and the thoughts of current students here. Whilst my part in […]