Wildlife Connections is a project led by Chester Zoo to create safe spaces for our most precious local wildlife.

By creating connections from one wildlife-friendly space to the next we can all do our bit to protect wildlife.

There are plenty of ways you can get involved, such as making small wildlife friendly changes to your garden or local green space, recording the wildlife you see, becoming a Wildlife Champion and teaching others how to take action for wildlife.

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Action for UK wildlife

We have created ‘how to guides’ to inspire and help you to make your green
space better for wildlife.

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Connect with Nature

Explore what wildlife lives in your greenspace. We have created lots of fun
activities for you to learn about wildlife on your doorstep.


Hedgehog Watch

Would you like to get involved in a NEW and EXCITING Citizen Science project all about
our LOCAL garden wildlife?

We’re looking for volunteers to participate in Chester Zoo’s Hedgehog Watch!

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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!

Record what you see >

Our Wildlife Connections song, written by Ashley Fayth, is a great way to introduce your class to our campaign about helping to save local UK species! 

With a gentle folk-like melody and lyrics which highlight species that are declining, the song is an accessible way for all ages to learn about making wildlife connections.

Our Wildlife Champions are amazing!

As part of our campaign we’ve worked with local community groups and organisations to train them up to give local wildlife a helping hand.

Watch this space for more info – coming soon!

We’ve created a whole host of guides and resources to show how small changes can make a BIG difference
to UK wildlife.

There are hundreds of species that need our help so we’ve created a number of resources that you can use to make small changes to your garden that will help UK wildlife.

Take a look through our resources

Take a look at the latest news and information from our Wildlife Connections project.

Discover more about the vital conservation work we’re doing right here in the UK to prevent the extinction of some of our precious wildlife.

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What else can I do to help? 

By becoming a member with Chester Zoo, you are helping us to carry on our conservation work to protect our planet’s wildlife. Our dedicated conservation team works tirelessly to PROTECT all our planet’s wonderful species, but we can’t do it alone. When you take out a membership with Chester Zoo, it allows us to carry on our conservation work here at the zoo, as well as all around the world! There are countless benefits to becoming a member with Chester Zoo – not only for our members, but for the animals too.

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