Protecting wildlife

Wildlife is an essential part of a healthy environment and requires adequate areas of tree, shrub, flowers and wetland free of toxic materials and rubbish which can be dangerous; ring pulls and plastic can holders for instance can be lethal to birds caught in them. Your garden can be a haven especially if you grow some native species and keep it free from any dangerous materials.

Animal hospitals and sanctuaries provide care for injured and helpless wild creatures and in suitable cases, for release in the wild or adoption by others. They can provide information and advice to anyone wishing to care for rescued birds and small animals unfit for release.

Contacts

  • Hydestile Wildlife Hospital
    Tel: 01483 860313
  • Swan Sanctuary, Egham
    Tel: 01932 240790
  • Wildlife Aid, Leatherhead
    Tel: 09061 800 132 (calls charged at 50p per minute to help with funding)