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A message to our members in this difficult time

Dear Members, I’m reaching out to you at this extremely difficult and uncertain time in all our lives, not just on a national level, but global too. I understand you must be feeling worried and fearful of how things will turn out but I want you to know that R&S is here to support you […]

6 ways to help wildlife in spring

Spring is a wonderful, magical time of year. Green shoots suddenly spring from bare earth. Buds appear on barren trees. The quiet air is quickly filled with the trilling of birds, and it all appears to come from nowhere.  In truth, nature was just hiding out of sight, waiting for the cold winter months to […]

Exciting grants available for nature projects

Our partners at Grow Wild UK are looking for creative people aged 14-18 who are buzzing with project ideas to help the environment. Is this you? Grow Wild is offering £500 grants for creative projects anywhere in the UK. They’re looking for creative ideas that demonstrate why UK native plants and fungi are so special. […]

Bring colour and wildlife to your school and help our bees and other pollinators

This year, we have partnered once again with the national education initiative, Grow Wild, to supply your school with free UK native wildflower seeds in April 2020. You will also receive an email with step-by-step growing advice to help your group grow flowers this year and next. We love to inspire positive actions for nature with new learning, community […]

The best Christmas presents

Why not consider a special gift for your family and friends this Christmas. One that supports conservation projects and the work of JGI, from books and DVDs to cuddly toys and adopting a chimp https://www.janegoodall.org.uk/merchandise https://www.janegoodall.org.uk/membership If you haven’t sent your Christmas cards out yet, why not get them from https://www.doodleswithmydaughter.co.uk/shop, where a percentage of the […]

Never give up – the story of Wounda

When this special chimpanzee arrived at the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Centre (TCRC) she was named Wounda meaning ‘close to death’ and never was a chimpanzee more aptly named. Only through the amazing skills of resident vet, Rebeca Atencia and Wounda’s determination to get better did she pull through. Wounda grew from strength to strength and […]

Most Outstanding Individual Award – A dream come true – An afternoon with Jane Goodall!

When I found out I could actually spend a one on one time Jane Goodall I was shocked but excited. Our journey to Jane started off after a busy day at school, in ACCRINGTON. In the morning we couldn’t rest, as we were so excited to meet Jane. We caught the train from the station […]

A truly inspirational youth summit – One Young World

At the heart of every global threat is a failure of leadership. This new generation is the most informed, most educated, most connected generation in human history. One Young World identifies, promotes and connects the world’s most impactful young leaders to create a better world. The annual One Young World Summit convenes the brightest young […]

Where is Jane?

It was a busy summer and autumn for Dr Jane! Here is just a window into her hectic UK diary! October Dr Jane opened a state-of-the-art science building at the University of East Anglia (UEA). The four storey facility cost £30m and will be used by staff and students from the Environmental Science, Computing, Biology, […]