Celebrate the animals around us this August with the #BritishWildlifeShare

Celebrate your love for UK wildlife this summer!

Summer is here – even if it appears no one remembered to tell the weather! It’s the perfect time to get out and do a spot of wildlife watching. Here at IFAW we work globally to protect animals from rhinos to elephants and whales. But not everyone realises that we're also working much closer to home, to protect some of the incredible creatures living on our own doorstep. So this August we’re celebrating British wildlife – and you can get involved too!

Each week we’ll be focusing on a different species, sharing interesting facts, and challenging you to share your photos and show some love for British wildlife. This week, we'd especially love to see your photos of hedgehogs! To take part, just share your hedgehog photos on Instagram with the hashtag #BritishWildlifeShare. And find out some interesting facts about hedgehogs here.

Check out some of our favourite photos of foxes and badgers.

You don’t need to live in the middle of the countryside to experience some incredible animals. Many native British species have adapted well to our changing landscape. Urban foxes, for example, have now become a fixture in many cities and towns, and are well adapted to life in suburbia, happily feasting on leftovers as well as hunting rodents. Deer have even been spotted on the outskirts of London, and urban gardens can become havens for hedgehogs.

There is something magical about spotting a beautiful wild animal. As a child I remember my mother waking me up late at night to watch the foxes in our back garden. Even all these years on I still feel a flutter of excitement when I spot one of these gorgeous creatures on my walk home from work.

So help us celebrate UK wildlife this summer by following us on Instagram and sharing your favourite shots of badgers and any other beautiful British animals you come across this August. Each Friday, we’ll repost some of our favourite photographs from the week.

Taking part is easy – just post your wildlife photo on Instagram and remember to use the hashtag #BritishWildlifeShare. We’d also love it if, in your post, you could tell us the story behind the photo and what the animal means to you.

We can’t wait to see your beautiful wildlife photos!

--RH

By participating in IFAW’s #BritishWildlifeShare campaign through the sharing of photos on Instagram, you grant IFAW the right to re-post your photo on the @IFAWUK Instagram account, in IFAW’s discretion, and represent that you have all rights necessary to grant that right, including, without limitation, all necessary copyrights and permissions. If you have any questions about the use of these photos, please email us at info-uk@ifaw.org.uk

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