Wildlife World - The Story So Far...
Based in Chavenage on the outskirts of Tetbury in Gloucestershire, Wildlife World is the UK’s leading retailer of wildlife friendly products for the garden. Our efforts to produce innovative and valuable nesting habitats and feeders for birds, mammals, amphibians and insects are benefiting wildlife all over Europe. And our commitment to original product features has gained us an enviable reputation as leaders in both design and manufacture.
Our U.K Workshop
We work with an extensive network of wildlife experts, including TV’s Simon King, to develop unique products with innovative features. We are one of the few suppliers with our own UK workshop. Our uniquely designed products are first manufactured and tested in the UK. The design is then registered with Copywatch. The products may then be produced by subcontractors in the UK or other countries who all meet our environmental standards. We are FSC® certified and Sedex registered. A lot of the timber we use for special production comes from a local sawmill in the Forest of Dean. Our workshops use all renewable electricity. The workshops have featured on CBeebies and ITV News at 10.
Conservation has been at the heart of the ethics for 20 years. We were one of the first businesses in this field to use FSC® certified timber from well-managed forests and other controlled sources Down in Devon, we converted intensive grassland into Organic wildflower meadows and planted organic cider apple orchards and 4000 native trees with the charity Moor Trees.
Subsequently we have planted native hedgerows and in 2020, just completed another 200 metres creating new wildlife corridors. Our organic hay goes through a special chopping machine, for use in relevant habitats
We use recycled cardboard for most of our packing. Originally we had a big round machine, the ULEY TIGER, that turned used boxes into packing material, now we recycle old cardboard and have replaced plastic packing with paper.
We specify recycled (reused) plastic where it has to be used, we use new compostable materials and jute for our own food packs.
By buying Wildlife World products you are helping us to support a huge range of environmental and wildlife projects. These include the Bumble Bee Conservation Trust, British Hedgehog Preservation Society, Hedgehog Rescue Centres, Wotton Animal Rescue, Oak & Furrows, Epping Forest Hedgehog Rescue, International Bee Research Association, RNLI Royal National Institute for Lifeboats, The Centre for Alternative Technology, and other Wildlife Rescue Centres. As well as supporting and off setting with Climate Care.
We work extensively with many European conservation/wildlife organisations such as the RSPB, National Trust, Buglife, Woodland Trust, LPO, Simon King Wildlife, Bat Conservation Trust, just to name a few!
Our wooden products are exclusively manufactured from FSC® certified timber. We use many naturally durable timbers which require more complex drying time but eliminates the need for chemical preservatives.
Our products are only treated with water-based stains and paints, we use recycled materials in place of plastic and metals where we can and a high percentage of our packaging is made from recycled cardboard
Since 2004 Wildlife World has continued to win awards year on year. We now total eleven new product development, environmental and design awards.