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We’ve been standing up for wildlife for over 40 years. With the help of scientists, conservationists, landowners, and the general public, we’re working to protect our delicately balanced ecosystem by bringing our most threatened species back from the brink.

Where we work

Funded by our generous supporters, our grant programmes support the very best scientific researchers and wildlife experts out in the field. The evidence they unearth guides worldwide conservation. Browse the map below to discover the amazing wildlife we’re saving from extinction.

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Protecting slow lorises

Protecting slow lorises
Help us protect slow lorises from being poached and used as pets, or tortured for the illegal wildlife trade.
Giving slow lorises more trees and safer ways to get about is critical in protecting them. Help by planting a tree, building a bridge and lessening the demand for slow lorises. Together we can change the fortunes of these tiny primates.
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Orchard Blossom Day

Orchard Blossom Day
An annual celebration of fruit trees, flowers and food. See buzzing pollinators, eat and drink tasty orchard products, and enjoy the fresh spring air.
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Spring surveys

Spring surveys
We need volunteers for our springtime surveys. Choose a survey to suit you, whether from home or when you're out and about, and help endangered wildlife and the habitats they call home.
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Latest news from PTES

Cheek by jowl: living alongside our wild neighbours

The first mammals made an appearance around the start of the dinosaurs’ heyday, 200 million years ago. Then (as now), most dinosaurs were diurnal (active during the day) and keeping out from under their feet was probably a smart move. So, mammals adopted an alternative lifestyle, busying themselves at night. Goats town For a lot …

Searching for Asian giant tortoises

Sushmita Kar, one of our conservation insight grant winners at the Turtle Survival Alliance, talks to us about her recent field work expedition in Nagaland, India, searching for released Asian giant tortoises. Why are we looking for Asian giant tortoises? Asian giant tortoises are mainland Asia’s largest tortoise and the 6th largest in the world! …

Watching water voles

Watching water voles in 2023 Last year, PTES volunteers played a crucial role in helping us map the whereabouts of Britain’s water voles. The results from the National Water Vole Monitoring Programme (NWVMP) in 2023 were fantastic and it’s the dedicated time and effort put in by our monitors that means we can all look …

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