What is WildSide?

WildSide is a website that provides reliable, unbiased information about the best places in the world to see wildlife. It is part of the Lifescape Project. A charity which undertakes conservation projects that aim to deliver environmental, social, and economic benefits.

Through WildSide, we want to encourage people to get out and experience the natural world. We believe that this helps people to make meaningful connections with the environment and to support its protection. To do this, we are building a world wild web of the best places to see wildlife around the world.

Our aim is that WildSide will help to make wildlife watching an everday activity for people across the world. Thereby creating a step change in the amount of money spent on wildlife watching and generating an economic necessity to protect the natural environment.

Meet the team

Chris White WildSide


Chris White is an Environmental Economist at AECOM and a Director of the Lifescape Project.


Elizabeth Hyatt WildSide


Lizzie Hyatt is a Lawyer with the Government Legal Department and a Member of the Lifescape Project.


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Alanna Curtin is a Consultant working with organisations to drive sustainability and a Member of the Lifescape Project.

Get involved

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.

WildSide is based on the data submitted by its users – and depends on this data to provide accurate recommendations. All of the data we collect is used in supporting conservation. It is freely accessible to anyone who is interested – although personal details are never shared. Download the WildSide Data Privacy Disclaimer to see our information policy and other terms of use.

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!