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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.

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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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Dormice appeal

Help us rebuild the dormouse population at the northern edge of their range.
We’ve just carried out the first release of a multi-year dormouse reintroduction. Now we have to manage the woodland, connect it to neighbouring woods, and prepare for the release next year. Join us and be a part of it.
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This year Hedgehog Street is celebrating its 10th birthday! Celebrate with us by doing ten things to help Britain's favourite mammal.
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Latest news from PTES

Climate change places the future of Peak District mountain hares at risk

Research shows brown hares are predicted to take over mountain hare habitat as temperatures rise Climate change is putting the future of our Peak District mountain hares at risk. This important but alarming research has been carried out by Carlos Bedson, at Manchester Metropolitan University, with support from PTES. The Peak District’s altitude and colder …

Nature chat with Laura Bower

Welcome to our new series where we chat to different members of the PTES team about all things wildlife.  First up is Laura Bower, Conservation Officer and noble chafer beetle fan! When did you first join PTES and why? I joined PTES 16 years ago. I was previously working for the RSPB on farmland bird …

How to encourage wildlife and discourage pests

Neighbours, however good, don’t always rub along smoothly and sometimes the attentions of our wild ones can be unwanted. But lethal pest-control methods are often indiscriminate and don’t necessarily solve the problem. Kevin Newell, from Humane Wildlife Solutions, looks at the more humane and ecologically-minded alternative to discourage rats in your garden. Sadly, when someone …

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