Wildwood Trust, Kent’s unique wildlife park and conservation charity, is thrilled with the news that new legislation in Scotland makes it illegal to kill beavers or destroy dams and lodges without a licence.
Ash, Wildwood's young female wild boar, produced a litter of two boarlets last week and has just brought them out of their nest. Proud father, Sherwood, is keeping an eye on the boarlets who can be seen keenly exploring their new surroundings. This is the first birth at Wildwood this year with others expected to follow any day, such as red squirrels, reindeer and Soay sheep.
These stunning images of some of Britain’s rarest wildlife were captured last week by internationally famous National Geographic photographer, Joel Sartore.
Wildwood Trust was honoured that its rare wildlife would be immortalised in the National Geographic Photo Ark project. Using the power of photography, the project aims to inspire people to help save species at risk before it’s too late.
Latest research show sightings of toads in Britain have fallen by over 30% in the last 5 years & frog numbers have plummeted 17%. Toad numbers have decreased by nearly 70% over the last 30 years, as reported in the RSPB survey published last week.
These shocking findings emphasise the calamity that continues in the loss of wildlife in Britain's countryside.
To highlight the loss of habitat for our struggling wildlife, this month sees the launch of Wildwood’s new amphibian and reptile conservation exhibit, where you can catch a glimpse of some of Britain’s frogs and toads as well as a range of other reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates from around the world.