About Us

Our Mission

With a strong commitment to the conservation of species, our efforts to produce innovative and valuable nesting habitats and feeders for birds, mammals, amphibians and insects are benefiting wildlife all over Europe and are an on-going contribution to the survival of species in both the UK and other countries. Our commitment to innovative features has gained us an enviable reputation as leaders in the design and manufacture of products for wildlife.

Awards

Since 2004 Wildlife World has continued to win awards now totalling 8 for new product development, environmental award and design awards.

Product Design

To ensure that our designs are fit for purpose, our design team works with an extensive network of wildlife experts to develop unique products which include many innovative features, ensuring that species using the products will gain the fullest benefit from the design to encourage habitation, aid it’s survival in the wild and in turn contribute to boosting the populations of many insects, birds, mammals & amphibians.

Our products are extensively tested at our base in Chavenage and also in our wildlife woodlands in the heart of Devon. During this testing process we are able to monitor prototype performance and fine-tune features over the test period - this ensures that by the time the product finally goes to market, it is fit for purpose and ready for use by wildlife.

Environmental Policy

When Wildlife World first started making wildlife products, the environmental impact of the business was a main concern. With a strong commitment to the conservation of species, our efforts to produce innovative and valuable nesting habitats and feeders for birds, mammals, amphibians and insects are benefiting wildlife all over Europe and are an on-going contribution to the survival of species in both the UK and other countries.

Sustainability

At Wildlife World we believe that you should not try to help wildlife at the expense of wildlife - that is why we have a strong commitment to ensuring that we operate to the highest environmental standards that we can achieve. Our wooden products are exclusively manufactured from FSC® certified timber, which is sourced from well-managed forests and other controlled sources.

We only treat our products with water-based stains and sealants, we use recycled materials in place of plastic and metals, where we can and we regularly donate to local wildlife rescue and conservation charities.

As part of our strong commitment to the environment, we use as many recycled materials in our products that we can including our packaging, which is from recycled cardboard.

FSC Certified Timber

Our wooden products are made from from FSC® certified timber from responsible sources. Forest Stewardship Council® operations meet comprehensive standards that protect the environment and the rights and welfare of workers, their families and communities.

Production Policy

We are one of the few suppliers with our own workshops that use naturally durable timbers which require more complex drying and supply plans to ensure continuity of supply but this timber eliminates the need for chemical preservatives. We only use waterbased stains and paints for the safety of the animals, birds, bees and our staff.

Our unique designed products are first manufactured and tested in the UK. Then they are drawn and the design is registered with Copywatch. The products may then be produced by subcontractors in the UK and other countries who all meet our environmental standards.

Recycled Packaging

We use recycled board in most of our packing boxes and developed the “Uley Tiger”, our own machine which recycles cardboard boxes into packing material.

The use of recycled materials reduces our use of bubble wrap. This is all part of our policy to minimise plastic use and plastics that we source for production is in recycled format wherever possible.

Product Testing

We have our own 35 acre farm in Devon which we have converted to organic status with the Soil Association. With the tireless help of volunteers from the charity Moor Trees we have planted 4000 native trees as part of the Dartmoor native broad leaved woodland regeneration.

The trees cover 11 acres and have mown pathways to access the different woodland areas and habitats. The woodland has been used by different environmental groups and students to carry out botanical, entomological and bio-diversity studies. These areas are where we test new wildlife products - it can often take up to 2 years to develop a new product following the initial design in our workshop.

Helping Wildlife Charities

By buying Wildlife World products you have helped us to support a huge range of environmental and wildlife projects both in the UK and around the world. These include financial and promotional support to : 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, Wildlife Rescue Centres.