Wild animals in the wild resources
This series gives some basic natural history background and covers issues such as encouraging or deterring these animals to/from your garden, legal consideratons, and advice on what to do if you find an injured, sick or orphaned individual.
Basic background and details on what's being done to reduce the problem, plus tips on how to avoid colliding with deer and the best course of action if you do have an accident.
Discarded fishing tackle is responsible for the injury of thousands of wild animals every year. Line can get caught around legs, wings, necks and beaks, and hooks can pierce skin and muscle or be swallowed causing internal injuries. This resource outlines the problem and suggests ways to prevent fishing tackle injuries.
Balloons can pose a very serious risk to animals. We outline the dangers and suggest possible alternatives.
Chinese lanterns pose a threat to wildlife, livestock and other animals by causing injuries that lead to suffering and a slow painful death. Here we advise against the use of Chinese lanterns and recommend harmless alternatives to use instead.
Bird deterrent netting that’s not been properly installed or looked after can trap and even kill wild birds. If you know of a building where birds are getting caught in netting, please report it to us!
We believe that if these traps must be used, it should only be by trained professionals. If you know of a shop that sells these traps to the public, please report it to us!