UK360 - Episode 41 - Jules Howard
25 March 2013, 02:09
Jules Howard welcomes you to this week's UK360, where we will be focusing on a very special community — the wildlife that inhabits our country.
We'll be exploring a range of topics from how to look after wildlife in your garden, to the threats facing the UK's most endangered animals.
UK360 is an opportunity to share what's going on in your community, so drop us an email if you've got a film about an issue in your area: UK360@communitychannel.org – We'll be sure to get back to you!
Kill The Cull, Not England's Badgers
First, we take a look at one of the UK's most loved and iconic animals — the badger. As a means of controlling the spread of tuberculosis in cattle, the government confirmed it will allow the killing of badgers in two pilot cull areas – Somerset and Gloucestershire – with a view to rolling the cull out to other areas in the future. This could result in the death of over 100,000 badgers. In this film, brought to you by Humane Society International, we see the efforts put into campaigning against the proposed badger cull. More information: http://www.teambadger.org.uk/
How To Help Hedgehogs In Your Garden
We hear from the Wildlife Garden Project who are going to explain how you can look after the hedgehogs in your garden. With hedgehog numbers in decline, this next video will explain how you can give a helping hand to our prickly little friends during the cold winter season. If you want to learn more about transforming your garden into a haven for wildlife, visit http://www.wildlifegardenproject.com
This is a short documentary on the Fox Project; a charity dedicated to the welfare of wildlife in the UK, particularly red foxes. Having set up their own Wildlife Hospital in 1993, they admit and treat over 700 foxes annually. This film focuses on the day to day challenges facing the staff. To get involved with this fantastic cause, visit http://www.foxproject.org.uk/how-you-can-help/
In this film, we meet Lisa – a lady who has volunteered her time for the past three years walking dogs for the RSPCA. She tells UK360 about how her experience volunteering has not only been great for the dogs, but has benefited her own wellbeing. If you want to find out more about volunteering at the RSPCA, visit http://www.rspca.org.uk/getinvolved
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