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Author: Aoife Glass

Good news wildlife stories to brighten your day

There is good news out there and it’s worth celebrating, especially when it’s about how conservation efforts are succeeding in rebuilding environments, reintroducing animals, boosting wild populations and more.  With so much sad, bad and worrying news out there it’s easy to feel down, like our efforts won’t make any difference, and like there’s no […]

Enter our amazing Gombe 60 creative competition!

60 years ago Dr Jane Goodall first set foot at the Gombe Streams National Park to begin her ground-breaking research into the chimpanzees there. Her work, and the work of the hundreds of conservationists over the decades since, has changed the way we understand and value these amazing animals and the environment they live in.  […]

Celebrate Clean Air Day 2020

On the 8th October, people around the world will be celebrating Clean Air Day, and working to help make the air on Planet Earth better for the people, animals and plants that live on it.  The importance of clean air It’s easy to take the air we breathe for granted. We often don’t even think […]

Writing about nature, sharing the passion

One of our amazing Roots & Shoots ambassadors, Dara McAnulty, recently won the prestigious Wainwright Prize for his amazing book ‘Diary of a Young Naturalist’.  Dara lives in Northern Ireland and is passionate about the natural world. He’s an environmental campaigner and has worked to address biodiversity loss and raptor persecution, winning him an RSPB […]

Celebrating Gombe 60: Discovery, innovation and hope

2020 marks a major milestone for Dr Jane Goodall and the whole Roots & Shoots family around the world; on the 14th of July, it will be 60 years to the day since Jane first set foot in what is now the Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania. She travelled there as a young woman […]

Discover amazing stories, and make friends along the way

Our brand new activity ‘My local area over time’ is all about discovering the story of the place you live. Every street, park, village and town has a rich history filled with stories of the people who lived, worked and played there. Discovering those stories, and meeting the people who’ve lived them, is a brilliant […]

Hunting for Butterflies

The sight of beautiful butterflies and moths fluttering around in the summer sunshine or on moonlit nights is one of our favourite sights. But sadly, like many other plants, animals and insects on Planet Earth, some species of butterfly and moth are endangered. What’s the difference between a butterfly and a moth? Butterflies and moths […]

Let’s make some rainbows

When times are sad and difficult, it can be hard to have hope. But hope is a powerful, wonderful thing and it can get us through. Dr Jane Goodall talks a lot about hope. It what drives her on, encouraging, inspiring and empowering one of her main reasons for hope – young people. We are […]

Beautiful birdsong and the dawn chorus

It’s impossible not to have noticed how loud and beautiful bird song is at the moment. It’s a sound often compared to a natural symphony, where the instruments are the birds themselves, each singing a completely unique and individual tune that blends into a sound that soothes the soul. What is the dawn chorus? Dawn […]