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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.

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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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Elephants in lockdown

Help us support Samya Basu’s monumental effort to save Asian elephants in West Bengal, where lockdown has made a worrying situation even worse.
Elephants in West Bengal face numerous dangers along their migratory routes – trains, power lines and conflict with humans sadly kill several elephants a year. With much of their forest habitat converted into crop fields, the elephants repeatedly crop-raid, causing much damage and tension with nearby communities. Lockdown made this situation even worse, but with your help, we can turn this around.
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Supporting global experts

Our Conservation Partnerships Programme supports leading conservationists around the globe. Each partner receives up to £100,000 over 5 years to help our most endangered species.
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Download our Garden Guides for advice on how to make your green space more wildlife friendly, from how to plant a fruit tree, to building a home for hedgehogs. #WildlifeFriendlyGarden
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Cute but deadly: slow lorises and venom

Slow lorises may look cute and cuddly but these large-eyed primates are deadly and use venom to injure and even kill other slow lorises. Recent research has shown that slow lorises use venom as a defense mechanism against others of its kind, something that has previously only been seen in four other species worldwide. Only …

Conservation and coppicing

Pete Etheridge writes about the importance of coppicing for woodland conservation and biodiversity. A decline in coppicing Coppicing has been practised in the UK for hundreds (if not thousands) of years. In 1905 (decades after the peak in coppicing activity), it was estimated that there was somewhere in the region of 230,000 ha of actively …

How to attract robins to your garden this Christmas: experts reveal how to support them in a critical time

Robin Redbreast – the UK’s ‘national bird’ – is under threat, and wildlife experts are encouraging the public to support robins and other native birds in their gardens this winter. There’s warning of a ‘perfect storm’ for winter birds this December, with reports of a La Nina event set to cause harsh cold spells alongside …

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