What's On in May - Get Involved


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.  
2 - 6 Wildlife Artist of the Year Exhibition
Each year, finalists of this prestigious wildlife art competition are exhibited for sale at the Mall Galleries, London, SW1. Wildlife Artist of the Year is run by the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF), with proceeds supporting wildlife conservation.   Find out more here
6-12 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.
8-15 International Donkey Week
Every year The Donkey Sanctuary holds this unique week's holiday, relaxing down among the donkeys.  This is a great 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
 12 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
17 May - 30 June 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
14-20 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
30 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.