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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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Protect our pangolins

Will you help us save the last Chinese pangolins in India?

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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We want to know if you see a stag beetle! Record your sightings for the Great Stag Hunt.
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Latest news from PTES

Rubbing shoulders with the rich to protect rhinos

Stopping the demand of rhino horn The last decade has witnessed a rhino poaching crisis. On average almost 1,000 rhinos were being killed every year. Why? Most rhino horn is taken to Asia, but the reasons people demand rhino horn are complex. Horn has historically been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine but recent years have …

Record water levels mean new pond for tilapia fish

Our project leader, William Isebaiddu, sent a message the other day from Uganda. Your donations are helping us to support his Singida tilapia fish breeding programme at Kibanga Village, Koome Island, on Lake Victoria. The Lake hosts hundreds of species of fish, but over fishing, agriculture and the introduced Nile perch have devastated Singida tilapia …

Citizen science in conservation

Between sessions at the UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 26), the whistles and chatter of starlings should be played to remind delegates of the Danish dairy farmer, Peder Thellesen. Thellesen, who has no formal scientific training, may or may not be at the climate talks in person, but his work has been described as …

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