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Conservation Facts

Population: 61 milllion
Total Area: 244.820 km2
Population Density: 244 per km2
Protected Area: 10.9%
National Parks: 14
“NATURA 2000” sites: 864
Largest Nature reserve: Cairngorms NP 380 km2

Resident Photographers:

Peter Cairns
Danny Green
Niall Benvie
Laurie Campbell
Mark Hamblin
Pete Oxford
Linda Pitkin
Mark Carwardine
David Maitland

Visiting Photographers:

Danny Green
Juan Carlos Muñoz
Laurent Geslin
Laurie Campbell
Peter Cairns

UK Galleries

Mighty walls of chalk, the iconic “White Cliffs of Dover”, made from the crushed bodies of billions of ancient sea animals, welcome the visitor, who crosses “The Channel”.
Further inland Europe’s 2nd biggest island, many rural areas have preserved an almost medieval look: thousands of kilometres of hedges and hand-made stone walls cut the landscape into fractions, creating important habitats for various small mammals, like stoats, foxes, hedge-hogs and martens.

Most prominently this can be seen in Wales, which is also home to a unique joint conservation success story: the return of the Red Kite to Britain, one of Europe’s most elegant birds of prey.

Here and there woodlands with mighty oak and beech trees dot the British landscape, although they rather resemble parks than true forests.

At the Lincolnshire Coast in the East, the Royal Airforce Bombing range, “Donna Nook”, is Britain’s no. 1 breeding ground for Grey Seals – a terrific weekend visit for everyone who fancies a walk among the 300kg seals.

Further north Bass Rock and its colony of several thousand pairs of gannets is cast out in the Sea – a wildlife spectacle, but only reachable by boat.

On the other side of the country, the west coast has hundreds of islands, among them the Hebridies. There, nutrient rich waters not only attract large numbers of breeding seabirds, but also Europe’s largest fish, a 10 m giant: the mysterious Basking shark.

Enjoy some of Britain’s Wild Wonders in our galleries!