Welcome to the United Kingdom!
There’s so much wildlife right here on our doorstep in the United Kingdom. From the tiniest of bugs to LARGER MAMMALS, it all combines to create a distinctive ecosystem that we’re PROUD to call our own!
Our mission at Chester Zoo is preventing extinction. We work on projects around the world to protect species and improve biodiversity, but we’re also firm believers in the fact that conservation starts at home. Native wildlife is so important to the UK. For example, did you know that bumblebees pollinate a third of EVERYTHING we eat? That’s why we’re dedicated to making sure that our local wildlife is not only protected, but also CELEBRATED!
We created our Wildlife Connections project to encourage and empower people around the UK to create safe spaces for local wildlife. There are so many ways you can get involved, including creating small wildlife havens in your garden and making a note of local species.
CALLING ALL CONSERVATIONISTS!
We need everyone’s help to protect UK wildlife. We’re on a quest for conservation, and YOU can make a real difference in so many ways.
We’re hard at work on creating a Nature Recovery Corridor with a dedicated team of volunteers and community groups. This 10-mile stretch of land connects previously fragmented habitats in our hometown of Chester. When we’re finished, this will be a THRIVING example of what British nature can be.
If you work with elders, teens, toddlers or anyone in between, our FREE Wildlife Champions course will empower your group to create havens for wildlife in your local area. You’ll learn about planting for wildlife, helping birds, toads and hedgehogs, and wildlife recording. All taught by our experts here at the zoo!
We’ve created loads of helpful guides to inspire and help you to make your green space even better for UK wildlife. Our handy collection of conservation resources includes fact files, interactive games, quizzes and, of course, PLENTY of guides to help you build your own feeders and shelters for local wildlife.
TAKE ACTION AND RECORD THE WILDLIFE YOU SEE
Not only is it important to connect one wildlife friendly space to another, it’s also important to spend time observing the wildlife we see around us and record it. Conservationists can then keep an eye on any any worrying changes and take the necessary action to prevent the extinction of certain species!