Active Wild Love The Natural World

About Active Wild

Active Wild is an educational website and publishing company.

You can read about us below, but if you want to explore the site first, then either check out our books, or learn some amazing animal facts.

Active Wild

Our aim is to encourage a love of the natural world by providing entertaining and accessible articles, exciting pictures and fascinating facts.

We want our website to be an awesome FREE resource for parents, teachers and young people from all over the world.

If you have enjoyed your visit to Active Wild, please tell your friends and colleagues. For social media devotees, there are share buttons on every page!

Feel free to join our mailing list; you’ll receive wildlife information and news from Active Wild via email.

Who are we?

Based in East Sussex, England, and headed by natural history writer and editor Neil Harwood, we are a team of writers and researchers who are united (and driven) by a love of nature and of learning.

What We Do

Active Wild is a place where people of all ages can come to learn about the natural world. We provide well-researched, in-depth articles on natural history. We also produce a range of inspiring books and publications.

Our articles are aimed primarily at young people aged between 8 and 16, but are also suitable for younger (and older) readers too.

By presenting information in English that is simple and clear – with no patronizing ‘child talk’ – our website appeals to a wide range of ages.

We include explanations and / or definitions of long words and scientific concepts. Exciting photographs will interest younger visitors.

It is our hope that Active Wild will inspire a new generation of Attenboroughs, Irwins, Humboldts, Linnaeuses and Darwins.

Our Products

Although we’re based in England, we have customers from all over the world. For this reason, our store prices are in US dollars.

We use Gumroad, a highly-trusted online marketplace, for all transactions and downloads. We operate a 7 day no-quibble refund policy for all items purchased from We’re only happy if you’re happy.

Please note that purchases of download products made by customers in European Union countries are subject to an additional sales tax. This is an EU regulation and beyond our control.

About The Advertisements On This Site

We created Active Wild to be a free educational resource. In order for us to continue to do this, a small number of advertisements are displayed throughout the site.

The ads themselves are served automatically by the Google AdSense system and we have limited control over which adverts appear.

Naturally, we have opted out of displaying ads with adult themes. However, in the extremely unlikely event of an inappropriate ad being displayed please let us know so that we can block it from appearing again.

In order to block an ad we need the URL (i.e. the web address) of the web page that the advert is linking to. See below for directions to find this.

Once you have the URL, send us a message via our contact page and we’ll take the appropriate steps to prevent the advert from appearing anywhere on Active Wild.

How To Find The URL Of An Ad

You can find the URL by right-clicking on the ad (note: don’t left-click on the ad or you’ll be taken to the site being advertised).

Your browser will present you with a short list of options. Depending on your system you’ll need to select either ‘copy shortcut’ or ‘copy link’ (if neither of these options is present, a similar option should be available).

Then, go to our contact page, and paste the link in your message (either select ‘paste’ from the edit menu at the top of your browser window, or press control + V on a PC / cmd + V on a Mac).

We’d be interested to know what our readers think of a subscription-style service in which – for a small fee – the site would be available without adverts. If this is something that you would be interested in, then please get in touch.

In fact, if you have any suggestions, feedback, or even complaints, then please do let us know. We value your comments and really appreciate your taking the time to let us know what you think.

Commercial Enquiries

Thanks to a dynamic content production schedule, and our boundless enthusiasm and passion for the natural world, Active Wild attracts thousands of visitors every day. If you would like to be part of the Active Wild story, then please contact us.

Get In Touch

We would love to hear what you think of the site. Please contact us with any questions or comments you may have.

Note: Active Wild is put together by a very small team, all of whom are dedicated to promoting a love of the natural world. We take pride in our site, and want all of the information contained within its pages to be accurate. If you do notice any inaccuracies, however small, please do get in touch.

Thank you for visiting Active Wild.