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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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Elephants need your help

Two critically endangered elephants were electrocuted in Indonesia last year. Help us stop this happening again.
The elephants’ forests are being cleared to make way for palm oil plantations and this brings elephants into much closer contact with humans. This leads to conflict as local people struggle to protect themselves and their crops from elephants. But we’re funding a team to change what’s happening.
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The Great Stag Hunt

It is peak stag beetle season with records of adults emerging pouring in to of Great Stag Hunt. If you see a stag beetle, either an adult or larvae, please add your record so we can continue to track the distribution of Britain's largest beetle.
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Anyone can join us on an event or training course to learn more about our amazing British wildlife and how to take action to help save species.
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Latest news from PTES

Dormouse day 2018

Today, Thursday 14 June 2018, we are releasing hazel dormice into a woodland in Warwickshire in partnership with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and others. Today’s release follows last year’s reintroduction, which took place in June 2017 near Wappenbury. This was the first phase of the wider Dunsmore Living Landscape Scheme – a project coordinated by the Warwickshire Wildlife …

The State of Britain’s Stag Beetles

We are mid stag beetle season with records coming in thick and fast from people across southern England. But what about last year’s survey? What can it tell us about the state of Britain’s stag beetles? How many? In 2017 we had 6107 confirmed stag beetle records with 925 of them being larvae dug up by …

Slow Loris Update

The problem The slow loris is now among the world’s top 25 most endangered primates. Having lost 90% of their tropical forests, exposed and vulnerable lorises are captured and sold illegally through the pet trade, for medicine or exploited as props in tourist photos. Traders cut out their venomous teeth, so even rescued animals can …

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