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Birmingham Wildlife Festival 2018!



Largest wildlife festival in Britain returns to Central Birmingham!


The Birmingham Wildlife Festival is back for the 5th year and will be bigger than ever. Sponsored by the Badger Trust with the support of the West Midlands Badger Group, the festival will bring together thousands of people for a day of celebration of wildlife and the natural world.


The festival will see Victoria Square in Birmingham filled with stalls and exhibition stands for wildlife protection, animal welfare organisations and producers of ethical goods and vegan food products. A number of leading wildlife protection campaigners will speak at the event including Dominic Dyer from the Badger Trust, Nigel Palmer from Save Me, Emma Thompson from Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust and Beth Jennings from International Aid for the Protection & Welfare of Animals and the Hunt Investigation Team. The compère for the event will be Nigel Tolley from the West Midlands Badger Group.


Musical entertainment will be provided by the one of the world’s most well known folk rock bands Fairport Convention with support acts including Tangle Mist, Sam Robinson and the Bluesy Brock Band.


Dominic Dyer CEO Badger Trust said:

"I am very pleased to be able to speak again at the Birmingham Wildlife Festival on Saturday 16th June  

Britain is often called a nation of animal lovers and we are most definitely at the heart of the global wildlife protection and animal welfare campaign movement, with major protests for the protection of badgers, foxes, birds of prey, dogs, elephants, dolphins and lions regularly taking place in towns and cities across the country.   

The Birmingham Wildlife Festival is a unique opportunity to bring the charities and the caring compassionate people behind these campaigns together at the heart of the UK's second largest city. The Badger Trust is proud to sponsor this event which not only celebrates our wonderful wildlife but also sends a clear message to our politicians and policy makers that our natural world which brings so many benefits to society, must be protected for the future."


Nigel Tolley event organiser and compère said:

Birmingham Wildlife Festival continues to grow in size and influence. We are a campaigning event raising the profile of Britain’s ever increasingly persecuted wildlife. It will be a day full of activity suitable for young and old alike with speakers, music, food and dance, ethical traders and animal charities. All monies we raise are redistributed to animal campaigns around the United Kingdom.


The family friendly festival starts at 10am and finishes at 5pm and will be situated in Victoria Square in Birmingham City Centre. There will be something for everyone who loves animals and wildlife in general.


Nigel Tolley, Chairperson West Midlands Badger Group/Organising committee BWF

07801 630367 

07910 742013 or 01214 499973

Dominic Dyer, CEO Badger Trust

07876 596233

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