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Our wildlife is disappearing

Almost two thirds of species in the UK have declined in the past 50 years. There’s nothing natural or inevitable about this. It can be stopped. And everyone can play a part. That’s why People’s Trust for Endangered Species exists. Donate Read more Almost two thirds of species in the UK have declined in the past 50 years. There’s nothing natural or inevitable about this. It can be stopped. And everyone can play a part. That’s why People’s Trust for Endangered Species exists.

Our wildlife is disappearing

Read more Donate Almost two thirds of species in the UK have declined in the past 50 years. There’s nothing natural or inevitable about this. It can be stopped. And everyone can play a part. That’s why People’s Trust for Endangered Species exists. Read more Donate
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Action for wildlife

There are some easy steps you can take to turn your outdoor space into a haven for local wildlife. We’ve compiled some ideas on how you can do this, all from the comfort of your own home. Give nature a helping hand by growing plants for pollinators, building a log pile for stag beetles, or making a home for hedgehogs. Help wildlife in your garden There are some easy steps you can take to turn your outdoor space into a haven for local wildlife. We’ve compiled some ideas on how you can do this, all from the comfort of your own home. Give nature a helping hand by growing plants for pollinators, building a log pile for stag beetles, or making a home for hedgehogs. Action for wildlife Help wildlife in your garden

From anteaters to zebras, Argentina to Zimbabwe, we support projects that have significant impact.

Everything we do is based on scientific evidence. Our grant projects, funded by our generous supporters, are building on this evidence and guiding our worldwide conservation work. Read more

From anteaters to zebras, Argentina to Zimbabwe, we support projects that have significant impact.

Everything we do is based on scientific evidence. Our grant projects, funded by our generous supporters, are building on this evidence and guiding our worldwide conservation work. Read more

From anteaters to zebras, Argentina to Zimbabwe, we support projects that have significant impact.

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Who we are

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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The Big Reintroduction

Will you help dormice thrive in northern England?

Britain’s dormice are under threat. That’s why we’d originally planned to reintroduce dormice to a site in Cumbria in June this year. With huge frustration and regret, we had to postpone the reintroduction. Now we want to make up for lost time, with a bigger and even more ambitious plan to protect dormice. But we need your help to get this ambitious project underway.
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Are you living with mammals?

Many British mammals are under threat. Protect their future and record your sightings for our Living with Mammals survey this autumn. #LivingWithMammals
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Watch out for wildlife on the roads to help us find out crucial information about the status of our nation's mammals. #MammalsOnRoads
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Critical coastal kelp provides rich underwater forest homes

PTES intern, Danai Kontou, has been busy this year, investigating a critical but little-known species that once dominated our coastal waters. With PTES funding, and under the supervision of Chris Yesson at the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London (ZSL), Danai has spent the better part of a year wading through chilly British coastal …

Talking dormice conservation with Great.com

We spoke to Great.com on the podcast series Great.com Talks With…The series explains causes like ours to listeners, in a way that’s easy to understand. The interview took place with our very own Ian White, PTES Dormouse Officer. He explains why dormice are particularly valuable in all kinds of conservation work. Dormice are an indicator …

Join us in calling for an end to the global wildlife trade

PTES is calling on supporters to urge their MPs to support an early day motion to debate a ban on global wildlife trade in parliament. The global wildlife trade can be cruel and is a hotbed for emerging infectious diseases like COVID-19. The Coalition to Ban Wildlife Trade campaign, led by World Animal Protection and …

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