What is WildSide?
One of the greatest challenges facing the world today is the catastrophic loss of wildlife. We believe that one of the best ways to help protect wildlife is to encourage people to get out and experience it directly. We believe that this helps people to make meaningful connections with the natural environment and creates a desire to protect it. To help to do this, we created WildSide – a website that provides reliable, unbiased information about where and how to see wildlife.
Our aim is that WildSide will help to make wildlife watching an everyday activity for people around the world. We hope that WildSide will encourage people to go out and see wildlife – not in zoos or on tvs – but in its natural environment. And by doing so, they will begin to love wildlife as much as we do, and to do what they can to protect it. We hope that this will create a step change in the amount of money spent on wildlife watching and generate an economic necessity to protect the natural environment.
WildSide is part of the Lifescape Project – a charity which undertakes conservation projects that aim to deliver environmental, social, and economic benefits.
Meet the team
Chris White is an Environmental Economist at AECOM and a Director of the Lifescape Project.
Lizzie Hyatt is a Lawyer with the Government Legal Department and a Member of the Lifescape Project.
Alanna Curtin is a Consultant working with organisations to drive sustainability and a Member of the Lifescape Project.
Rob Morris is an Environmental Consultant at AECOM, and a member of the Lifescape Project.
Ash Welch is an Ecologist at AECOM and a Member of the Lifescape Project.
Have you had a successful (or unsuccessful!) wildlife watching experience? Please share it with us and help build the world wild web! To get involved just complete our Wildlife Watching Form. You can find an example here.
Do you run a wildlife watching organisation? Would you like to be listed on WildSide? If yes, please send us your details. We will try to visit everyone who gets in touch. If we like a place we will recommend it on WildSide. All of our recommendations are based on our honest opinions. We do not accept any payments or any advertising.
If you would like access to the data, to get a site listed, or to send any questions, comments, or tips you can get in touch with the following form. We look forward to hearing from you!