The Birmingham Wildlife Festival returns to Victoria Square this July and is set to be bigger and better than ever!

Sponsored by Badger Trust, the UK’s biggest wildlife festival aims to celebrate and promote the well-being of wildlife and pets, bringing together the best of wildlife representation in the UK to raise awareness of the many issues that numerous species face in today’s climate.

With over 2000 people already expressing an interest on their promotional Facebook page, the festival promises to be an educational and informative experience with a full stage programme of high-profile speakers, including Badger Trust CEO Dominic Dyer, members of the Hunt Investigation Team, Jane Smith – Deputy Leader of Animal Welfare, Roxy Furman, Syd Barnes – author and animal activist and John Cooper, who will be discussing his Private Members Bill: BSL, Dog Fighting and Sentencing for Pet Theft.

A variety of stalls will be located in Victoria Square, offering information on wildlife and conservation and the opportunity to purchase ethical products and gifts. Plenty of vegan stalls will also be available, including food from Absolutely Vegan and sweet treats from Sweetest Things and Actually Good. A plethora of music and entertainment will be performed throughout the day, including firm favourites Tanglemist, Ric Sanders, Fizzpop and Sam Robinson. Visitors are also invited to try out a virtual reality experience, iAnimal, and can find out more about how to reduce or eliminate animal products from their diets with the help of LoveVeg pledge.

The festival will take place in Victoria Square on 20th July from 10.00am – 5.00pm. Entry is free and is open to all members of the family.

For more information, visit the Birmingham Wildlife Festival Facebook page here: