What's on in April - Get Involved


1 Apr
National Pet Month
Promotes responsible pet ownership and helps pet charities across the UK raise thousands of pounds for their organisations
4 World Stray Animals Day
A worldwide celebrated day to give special attention to the 600.000.000 stray animals in the world
4 World Rat Day
A special day to celebrate all rats.   Join in the rat chat at #WorldRatDay
10-16 National Gardening Week
A celebration of gardens - there's lots you can do in your garden to help wildlife.  Click here for ideas.
13 Apr

National Nightingale Festival
Nightingale numbers have fallen in Britain by 90% in the last 50 years and their range has contracted to south and east England.  Click here to find out more about these events
14-17 Zoo Awareness Weekend
Organised by the Captive Animals Protection Society to raise awareness of the plight of animals help captive in zoos.  Find out more.
21-23 RSPB Weekend
Held at the University of Nottingham, with talks, workshops and activities.  Find out what the RSPB are doing to help nature and connect with fellow nature lovers, members and supporters.  More info
22 Earth Day
The day aims to broaden, diversify and activate the environmental movement worldwide - take a look at their campaigns and take a look at highlights to see what's possible by individuals, organisations & governments
24 World Day for Animals in Laboratories
A United Nations recognized day of international commemoration of the suffering and killing of millions of innocent sentient beings in laboratories throughout the world
25 World Penguin Day
Celebrate all things penguin!


World Tapir Day
Seeks to raise awareness about tapirs and to develop a community around tapir  awareness and conservation

29 Save the Frogs Day
Encourages the appreciation and  celebration of amphibians by people from all walks of life

World Veterinary Day
Aims to highlight and promote the different facets of the work performed by veterinarians all over the world and to raise awreness of their contribution to improve animal health and welfare as well as public health.  This year the theme is to Antimicrobial Resistance - From Awareness to Action. More info

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