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Inside Protect the Wild: why did we create Protectors of the Wild?

Many organisations – from wildlife charities to the police – ask us to ‘report wildlife crime’ when we see it taking place. The idea is that all of us can become ‘eyes in the field’, watching for crime or illegal persecution and helping stop it. It’s a simple and potentially very empowering concept. The problem […]

The danger of plastic six-pack rings

plastic six pack rings

The danger of plastic six-pack rings to wildlife Images of sea turtles and gulls trapped in plastic six-pack rings are ubiquitous on the internet. Terrestrial wildlife isn’t safe either, though. Squirrels, hedgehogs and even cats have all been found tangled in the plastic rings. First introduced by the retail industry in 1961, they were identified […]