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Helping our wildlife, blog series by Emma Onyejekwe RVN APVN (Wildlife) - Helping Wildlife

Are you looking for a New Year's resolution?

As we have one for you - Do more to help wildlife and the environment.

This is the last post in the helping our wildlife blog series and I wanted to focus on what we can all do to help wildlife. Often when it comes to making changes, people often think big and forget that little changes can make a difference too.

Here are my top things you can do to help wildlife this year:

  • Take part in a citizen science project - I love citizen science projects and there are so many out there. The RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch is at the end of the month, so why not check it out?

  • Become a Hedgehog Champion - You can register on Hedgehog Street to become a champion and help create a hedgehog highway on your street. If you didn't know already there are hedgehogs in Banstead.

  • Avoid using insecticides and plant some wildlife-friendly flowers in your garden or in a window box - Flowers are great for our pollinators.

  • Try to be more environmentally friendly - There are loads of ways you can do this, but a good place to start is by either reducing & recycling your waste or avoiding single-use plastics.

  • Help or report any sick or injured wildlife - As I have mentioned in previous blog posts, as a veterinary practice we have a duty to provide first aid and pain relief to all species. You can also report any incident of death or illness in our garden species to Garden Wildlife Health.

  • Support wildlife charities - This can be via donations, volunteering or simply spreading awareness about their campaigns.

If you want some more ideas, check out The Wildlife Trusts actions.

I hope you enjoyed this blog series. If you liked this series, then check out our Wildlife display board in reception.

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