May 2018 - Get Involved in What's on in 2017 and 2018


MAY 2018
1-7 International Macaque Week
Find out more about the conservation organisations working to help macaques and to making International Macaque Week happen.  More info
1-31 Walk in the Woods Month
Enjoy trees and woods. Across the UK,  walks, talks and other events take place in town and countryside.  
1-31 Meat Free May
Join in with Friends of the Earth's Meat Free May and take steps to reducd your environmental impact through what you eat. There are lots of recipies available for free plus information and resources to help you spread the world. Sign up here
Early International Donkey Week
Every year The Donkey Sanctuary holds this unique week's holiday, relaxing down among the donkeys.  This is a gret chance to get close up to donkeys and find out a lot more about them.  Click here to hot hoof it to the Donkey Sanctuary for more info
30 Apr-6 May Hedgehog Awareness Week
The week is organised by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society and aims to highlight the problems hedgehogs face and how you can help them.
6-7 National Pet Show, London
Cats, dogs, small furries, aquatics & reptiles, ponies & more..
  World Migratory Bird Day
An annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. Usually held on the second weekend of May.
18 Plant Conservation Day
A global celebration to preserve, protect and conserving plants for people and the planet. Find out why plants are so importantwhy plants need our help and how you can get involved.   More info
19 Calling all Schools!  Walk 4 Wildlife!   
This was an amazing attempt to set a Guinness Book of Records record and raise money to help wildlife conservation at the same time.  You can walk for 30 minutes, 1 hour, 3 hours - it's up to you.   Find out more about this here and please spread the word!
TBC Great British Bee Count
Organised by Friends of the Earth with support from Buglife to raise awareness of bees and encourage people to help bees - why not create a bee friendly space where you are?  Buzz off for more info here
15-21 National Vegetarian Week
Take the challenge - or why wait?  There are lots of lovely mouth watering vegetarian recipes on the main website - and here's more about why being a veggie is kinder to animals
22 International Day for Biological Diversity .  
The UN day set this up to to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.  More info
23 World Turtle Day
Started by American Tortoise Rescue
TBC Alderney Wildlife Week
Run by the Alderney Wildlife Trust in the Channel Islands - click here to visit their website
TBC World Otter Day
The International Otter Survival Fund lists several events and awareness days for otters.  This May event is to make people more aware of otters and the threats they face in the wild.