Conservation Gifts to keep the planet green!

 

Wildlife conservation gifts

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 :-) 

Sponsor a Wildlife Ranger

Support Wildlife Rangers

Support 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 as an example.  Other organisations run an Adopt a Ranger or Adopt a Wildlife Guardian scheme as well and you can find a list of them on this website's sister site, Take Action for Wildlife Conservation.  This work is getting more dangerous and these brave men and women and dogs need all the help they can get. 

Buy an Acre with the World Land Trust

Buy an Acre with the World Land Trust

This is a big chance to help keep the earth green and protect its communities of wildlife.   You can "Buy an Acre" to give your support; thanks to donations, individual, corporate, whatever, the Trust is able to buy land for local conservation organisations and work with them to help preserve the area.  To "buy an acre" means £100 donation, but actually you don't have to give £100 - you can go for a quarter (£25) or a half (£50).  There' also a Plant a Tree Appeal as well.  Visit the World Land Trust here. 

 Gift ideas from the RSPB - Give them a home, and they will come

From the RSPB Online Shop 

Calendars and diaries, gifts for children, homewares and gifts, bird food and care products, 2020 Calendars and diaries, Christmas cards, books, bird care, bird food and wildlife goods and more....Give them a home, and they will come, as the RSPB advert says.  Fly away to the RSPB Shop now and support nature as you shop! 

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 

The wild flowers called Sunshine in a Bag are from a company called Tree2mydoor.com who send trees online as gifts in the same way that florists send flowers.  Send a tree instead or some wildflowers! 

You could also adopt a flower 

Support a Wildlife Trust Appeal

Support a Wildlife Trust Appeal

There are 46 Wildlife Trusts, including one in the island of Alderney, and many have appeals you can donate to.  You could find the one that's closest to your loved one or one which is an area that means a lot to them, and either donate to a local appeal if there's one going or support them in some way e.g. giving a membership, buying something from their shop, adopting an animal.  The possibilites are endless so hop off to the Wildlife Trusts main website and do some exploring online!  

Find a virtual gift to help animals around the world

Find a virtual gift to help animals around the world

Our sister website Animals Charities has a number of virtual gift ideas you can give to help animals around the world, mainly wildlife such as bears, big cats, squirrels, frogs, swans, deer, snakes, insects and a whole lot more!  Canter off for some ideas...

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.