Britain's Sea Mammals is the essential field guide to all the sea mammals--whales, dolphins, porpoises, and seals--found in coastal Britain. The book features more than 100 stunning photographs and close to 40 detailed and beautiful illustrations of 34 species of sea mammals, paying special attention to the 14 species most readily seen and most likely to be encountered. Factoring in behavior and locations, introductory chapters look at sea mammal biology and ecology, and how, when, and where these creatures can be spotted. Species accounts highlight key identification characteristics and include information on status, habitat requirements, and distribution. Handy and informative, Britain's Sea Mammals is the ideal guide to sea mammal watching in the United Kingdom.
Jon Dunn lives in Shetland, UK, working there and abroad as a wildlife tour guide and writer. Robert Still is the publishing director and chief designer of WILDGuides--a publishing company specializing in field guides that help raise funds for conservation. Hugh Harrop founded the award-winning ecotourism business Shetland Wildlife in 1992. He is the author of Where to Watch Birds in Shetland.
"[T]op-notch. . . . From the detailed records of vagrants and their identification to expert tips on how to see the likes of Humpback and Killer Whales, it is all here."--Steve Gantlett, Birding World
"This book is essential for everyone who visits or lives along Britain's coasts."--Devorah Bennu, GrrlScentist
"[A]n excellent identification guide . . . stuffed with useful maps, photos, tips and illustrations showing above and below-water profiles."--Birds
"An essential field guide to all the sea mammals--whales, dolphins, porpoises, and seals--found in coastal Britain."--Wildlife Magazine
"As a field guide this is an excellent book--including a plastic cover for the inclement weather but it is not just a field guide as it tells you about where to go, when to go and quite a lot about the ecology and conservation of the species that you might see. . . . This book is highly recommended for the right kind of library as it will be useful to both the casual observer right up to the obsessive cetacean twitcher!"--Helen Ashton, Reference Reviews
A national wildlife charity committed to conserving amphibians and reptiles and saving the disappearing habitats on which they depend. ARC's vision sees amphibians and reptiles thriving in their natural habitats, and a society inspired and committed to their conservation.Visit the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust Website
Badger Trust brings together individuals and groups from across the UK to promote the study, conservation and protection of badgers, their setts and natural habitats. Together, we seek to encourage tolerance and appreciation of badgers by offering information, advice and guidance to all.Visit the Badger Trust Website
Buglife is the only organisation in Europe devoted to the conservation of all invertebrates.Visit the Buglife Website
The Bumblebee Conservation Trust is a UK based charity that was established because of serious concerns about the ‘plight of the bumblebee’. In the last 80 years bumblebee populations have crashed and two species have become extinct in the UK. Since its launch in 2006, BBCT has developed a strong track record of habitat delivery, awareness raising and public engagement. Furthermore the Trusts’ BeeWalk scheme is the UK’s only abundance-recording scheme for bees.Visit the Bumblebee Conservation Trust Website
Freshwater Habitats Trust’s aim is to protect freshwater life for everyone to enjoy. They deliver their conservation aims through their expert staff and their conservation, community, research and policy work.Visit the Freshwater Habitats Trust Website
The International Otter Survival Fund (IOSF) is one of the world's leading otter charities. In the UK IOSF is the only charity solely dedicated to the conservation, protection and care of otters based on over 20 years of scientific research in the UK and around the world. Through education, research, influencing policy and partner working the IOSF is making progress but there is still much to be done here in the UK and other countries where otters are at risk.Visit the International Otter Survival Foundation Website
Vale Wildlife Hospital & Rehabilitation Centre is based in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, and relies on public donations to fund it's wildlife care and rehabilitation work.Visit the Vale Wildlife Hospital Website
The Senior Staffy Club rescues and rehomes Staffordshire Bull Terriers and Staffy Cross dogs 7yrs plus.Visit the Senior Staffy Club Website
The UK Wild Otter Trust was formed in 2012 and our core aims are to promote responsible Otter watching - Promote the educational requirements regarding the conservation of all Otter species and to assist with the successful rehabilitation of Otters when and where necessary. We are very well placed to be able to monitor the current changes of how Otters are perceived by Anglers and public alike and we are keen to take education of this species into Schools to benefit the younger generation. We are currently midway with a study of a local river that was made famous by Tarka The Otter and are gathering survey information that can be used to compare the Otter populations growth in this area.Visit the UK Wild Otter Trust Website