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 :-) 

Donate to the World Land Trust's Project Mongma Rama Donate to the World Land Trust's Project Mongma Rama
The World Land Trust has an appeal to create a fourth wildlife corridor to help further link an entire network of protected areas along the Garo Green Spine in the Garo Hills.  Help them protect these hills against exploitation and protect one of the world's most threatened biodiversity hotspots.  Find out more  
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!  

Donate to Fauna and Flora International to help them protect Cambodia's iconic species

Donate to Fauna and Flora International to help them protect Cambodia's iconic species
The area is home to almost 100 threatened species such as sun bears, clouded leopards and Asian elephants.  And the charity need help urgently to help the wardens protect the area and remove snares which are a lethal threat to the animals.  The wardens have been removing the snares for the last decade, but a sudden funding gap is threatening the work and it's essential that it continues.  Find out more and donate here

The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust has an appeal to give hope to the wildlife of Madagascar Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

If you're looking for a gift for someone who loved the series The Durrells as well as having an interest in conservation, why not make a donation to the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust's appeal? to give hope to the unique, incredible wildlife of Madagascar?  The appeal will help animals such as the  ploughshare tortoise, the Madagascar pochard, the Alaotran Gentle Lemur and the Madagascar Big-Headed Turtle.  Find out more here. 
Sponsor an Acre with the Orangutan Foundation Sponsor an Acre with the Orangutan Foundation
Sponsor vital forest haibtat to help orangutans and many other species with the Orangutan Foundation.  It actively protects over half a million acres of tropical forest which is home to 5,000 critically endangered orangutans, with manned guard posts and forest patrols. Find out more here.  Image ©Orangutan Foundation

Support the Friends of Crich Chase and help protect ancient woodlands Support the Friends of Crich Chase and help protect ancient woodlands
This is in aid of the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.  The woodlands were recently put up for sale and the aim is to purchase them so that they can be preserved for future generations, wildlife and people.  The area is home to insects and woodland fungi and many species of birds, such as the lesser spotted woodpecker, woodcock, willow tit, tree pipit and lesser redpoll. Find out more here - gift certificates are available.
 Support nature as you shop with the RSPB

From the RSPB Online Shop 
Give them a home, and they will come, as the RSPB advert says.  The RSPB Shop has everything the wildlife in your garden need from bird baths and bird nest boxes to bird food and feeders, and products for wildlife too - hedgehogs, bees, bats and frogs.  We bought two of these Nature Oasis bird bath and drinkers for our garden and we love their look - the wildlife love them too! The RSPB also has a lots of bird food so you can stock up for winter while you're doing your shopping!  There are also calendars and diaries, gifts for children, homewares and gifts, Christmas cards, fashion, binoculars and scopes and books.  Fly away to the RSPB Shop now and support nature as you shop!  

Give a Gift that will keep on growing

Dedicate a Tree Gift Certificate
Plant a tree and give a gift which will just keep growing!  A native tree will be planted by Trees for Life in the Scottish Highlands - and that will help create a home for wildlife and create forests for the future.  The recipient receives a colourful certificate personalied with your own message either in the post or by email.  Each certificate includes one tree - you can add more trees for £6 each.  From £17.99.  Visit Trees for Life's website

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.

 Bee Bomb - Wild Flower Seedball from Garden Wildlife Direct

Bee Bomb - Wild Flower Seedball from Garden Wildlife Direct
Bees are essential to our ecosystem and the Bee Bomb is a great way to both support them and help to restore wildflower habitats.   The Bee Bomb has 18 different wildflower species, all Perfect for Pollinators and native to Britain.  The Bee Bomb will cover 2 metres of your garden.  It's ever so easy to do - you just scatter them.  Although this isn't an experience as such, you can give someone the gift of helping bees and other pollinators with your gift - it could make a great stocking filler or Secret Santa!  For £6.99 from Garden Wildlife Direct

For the Love of Bees Gift Pack from Natural Collection

Gift ideas for the wildlife in your garden
There's plenty of gift ideas you can give to encourage wildlife into your garden such a hedgehog House or a bird bath, a bird feeder, a squirrel feeder, hedgehog food, or a place for bees, bugs and butterflies.  Natural Collection have something to encourage the bees in your garden - it's called For the Love of Bees Gift Pack (pictured left).  For £32.00, this gift pack includes The Bee Barn (17.5 × 11 × 21 cm), Natural Nesting Hay,  a pack of nectar rich Wildflower Seeds and the latest Conservation Guide on Bees, all packed in a recyclable gift box!  There are also For the Love of gift packs for birds, butterflies, hedgehogs, and the environment.   Take a look at Natural Collection's 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 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 

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...