Conservation Gifts to keep the planet green!


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The great thing about giving wildlife conservation gifts is that both people and animals benefit.  These really are win-win gifts, and perfect for people who have everything or for nature lovers who want to make a difference & cares about animals.  The animals win, you spend your money on something worthwhile - and the recipient knows they have a meaningful gift to help wildlife. 

Wildlife conservation is not about saving animals individually, but about saving their habitat - the areas and homes in which they live - and creating conditions in which they can safely thrive.   The other thing to say is that you don't need to spend a great deal to make a difference to wildlife :-) 

Donate to the Jungle for Jaguars Appeal

Donate to the Jungle for Jaguars Appeal

The World Land Trust work with a number of conservation charities around the world - local partners who identify land they could save if the World Land Trust were able to raise the funds to do it.   Their current appeal is called Jungle for Jaguars.  The aim is to raise £600,000 as quickly as possible to purchase and protect over 8,000 acres of key jaguar habitat in Belize.  The land is threatened by deforestation.  The local partner has begun the land purchase in Belize to save this habitat for these wonderful big cats, but you can join in and give a big cat lover or a wildlife lover a gift by donating to this appeal.  Each gift costs a minimum of £25 and your donation is recognised by a beautifully designed Gift Pack, which includes a personalised Certificate of Appreciation. Each certificate can include several names, if required.  I've already asked my husband to get this for Christmas for me.  I love big cats and this is an important appeal.  Find out more from the World Land Trust. 

Sponsor a Wildlife Ranger Sponsor a Wildlife Ranger

Sponsor the people who put their lives on the line and take the risk to keep wildlife safe.  Every day brave men and women put their lives on the line to protect wildlife around the world.   They  are rangers, trackers, anti-poaching patrols, forest officers, dog handlers and others - you can do this through the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation for £32.00  
Adopt a Panda

Adopt a Panda

Into the Blue have a range of animal adoption schemes, including Adopt a Panda.   The handy thing about this adoption is that you can adopt a panda with US charity Pandas International.  Pandas International works closely with Bifengxia Panda Centre outside Ya’an city in central China.  The centre has nearly 1000 acres of land purely dedicated to pandas.  The project aims to reconstruct habitat, give veterinary care, there's a captive breeding programme and research to understand more about panda nutrition and behaviour.  Ultimately, the goal is to re-introduce adopted pandas into the wild.   Be a part of this journey for pandas and adopt a panda!  From £20 with Into the Blue.

 Give a conservation gift from the Woodland Trust

Give a bug a home

In just 12 years, bare land could be turned into thriving native woodland, with trees big enough to give important bugs an insects a home where they can live and thrive.  The funds raised from this product will go towards helping to create, restore and protect native UK woodland.  From £16.50 from the Woodland Trust

Give them something for wildlife in their garden

Garden Accessories

There's plenty of accessories to encourage wildlife into your garden such as this Wildlife World Hogitat Hedgehog House for £18.99 or a Bug House Kit, a Butterfly and Moth House, nest boxes, bee logs, bat hosues, squirrel feeders, butterfly hotels, bird feeders - there's something for every budget and size of garden and even something if you haven't got a garden such as a window feeder for birds.  Garden Wildlife Direct have lots of ideas for garden wildlife.

Spread wildflowers about in the garden Spread wildflowers about in the garden or adopt a flower

You could also give a gift membership to help charities who are working to help keep the world green, such as the RHS (who have a Greening Grey Britain campaign). 
Adopt a Seahorse
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Adopt a Seahorse
You can adopt a seahorse from the Dorset Wildlife Trust and contribute to the Dorset Marine Conservation Fund, which underpins Dorset Wildlife Trust’s marine conservation work.  Adoptions are £20.00.  Swim away to the Dorset Wildlife Trust here.

Protect their favourite species

If your loved one prefers smaller animals, and is fascinated by creepy crawlies, you could look at gifts from Bug Life or if they prefer animals that fly, you could look at the Butterfly Conservation shop.   And if they are into amphibians, you could go to Froglife.    Animal adoptions are also a great way to support wildlife conservation charities and for recipients to discover all about the work being done to help wildlife.  How about adopting a Giant Tortoise from the Galapagos Conservation Trust?

Save the habitat of one animal, and you save it for thousands or even millions

Within one acre there will be one animal which stands out - such as the jaguar, the polar bear, the elephant. Within this one acre are millions of animals & plants, all linked within the natural world of which we are a part. Help one acre, or one animal, and you help many more. 

The one species acts as an umbrella over all those underneath, hence the term umbrella species. Protect the habitat of the polar bear, and you protect the habitat of all the animals in his food chain and in his ecosystem.