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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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A million pangolins have been lost in the last decade, captured from the wild to be used in traditional medicines or eaten. We’re tackling this issue head-on by supporting an innovative project in NE India, where the Chinese pangolin desperately needs our help. Our findings will pave the way for long-lasting, positive change for our unique and critically endangered Chinese pangolins.
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Latest news from PTES

Two dozen eggs, please: discovery of Siamese crocodile nest lifts the lockdown gloom

Hope for the most endangered crocodile in the world Siamese crocodiles are one of the most endangered crocodile species in the world. Every individual matters when the wild population numbers less than 300 adults. Earlier this year we reported that ten baby crocodiles had been spotted: the largest group of wild hatchlings ever found. Now …

Conservation Evidence: what works in mammal conservation?

Mammals have long inspired us to observe and care for the world around us, even becoming symbols of conservation such as the WWF Panda. The last few decades have seen range reductions and population declines for many mammal species due to overexploitation, pollution and habitat loss, amongst other reasons. Figures suggest that at least one-fifth …

Fingle Woods: using footprints to study Dartmoor’s dormice

There have been times this spring when it seemed not much was going on. One day blended into another and lockdown began to feel like a period of torpor or, perhaps even, hibernation. For the greater good, many of us had our movements restricted, and our favourite spots felt quite distant. As one of the …

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