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 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
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!
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 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 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