UK Plus - Andy and Foundation for Endangered Species

Monday, November 30, 2009

News from Andy and the Foundation for Endangered Species

The Wildlife Zone radio programme is broadcast every Wednesday between 7.00pm and 9.00pm at Radio Wexham.

Throughout November and December the following items will be included in these broadcasts.

The Endangered Animal Niche will focus on these reptiles; Galapagos Giant Turtle, Blunt Nosed Leopard Lizard, Pygmy Blue Tongued Skunk, Komodo Dragon, Hawksbill Turtle, Yellow Blotched Sawback Map Turtle and Egyptian Tortoise.

The Environmental Item will include; Lions, Hunters and Scavengers, Elephant, Monkeys, Plant Eating Birds, Hunting and Scavenging Birds, and Insects and insect Eaters.

The Featured Topic includes articles by or about the Foundation for Endangered Species. These have often been published in local magazines such as ‘In and Around Denham’, ‘In and Around Iver’, Chic Chat and Conserving Wildlife. Articles for international and national magazines as well as for the ‘Pen and Ink Club’ website are also included.

News items. These include local activities such as Photographic Exhibitions, Beach-cleaning dates, Stalls, talks and presentations, and other activities often related to the Foundation for Endangered Species.

Expert Guest Speakers. John Dickens will be having a telephone-in and will be talking about the conservation holiday in Nepal.

Abi Rotimi will be in the studio on November 25th, and will be talking about Nigerian Wildlife.

Louis Dixon will be another guest in the studio, talking about seahorses. The date is still to be confirmed.

2010 is the United Nations International Year of Biodiversity. AM has been asked to give his views on how UNESCO UK can engage and respond to the UN. AM has forwarded the initial views of the Foundation to the UNESCO secretariat for further discussion. We will keep you informed as things progress.

The ‘Himrain’ photographic exhibition was successfully held at Iver Heath library for 6 weeks. Irene Catt closed the exhibition and also celebrated 30 years as a local councilor. We plan to have another exhibition here that is of local interest.
AM has been made the representative for the marine Conservation Society’s marine litter projects for the whole of the South East region. The region roughly stretches south from King’s Lynn to East Anglia, Essex, Kent and Sussex. The Foundation has been Beach-cleaning successfully for 5 years, and AM has given interviews for ITV, BBC and various radio stations.
Conserving Wildlife magazine and e-zine has gone from strength to strength in 2009, but is struggling to gain an income to sustain its progress. It has gone from a 4 page to a 16 page document and now has a circulation of about 7,000. It is the best charity magazine on general sale and is the only magazine that represents endangered animals.
The newly formed marine Diving Team successfully helped survey the sea floor during our last Beach-sweep at Rottingdean in September. The team is a club from west London and welcomes new divers to join them. Colin Mills at the Black Horse, Eastcote has given the Foundation a back room for our CAMP headquarters; furthermore Colin is also a skillful diver and is interested in our progress.
The Foundation has made 3 badges that include FES, HIMRAIN and the Wildlife Zone. John Dickens took these badges and some correspondence to Nepal on our behalf. John handed out these badges to the orphanage of Rampur village in the Chitwan district.