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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. It can be stopped. And everyone can play a part.

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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Living with Mammals

A quarter of Britain’s native mammals are at risk. But sharing what you see will help us build a picture of the wildlife on our doorstep and can warn us about worrying declines. Take part Learn more Tell us about your wild neighbours and help us build a picture of the wildlife on our doorstep.

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Living with Mammals

Learn more Take part A quarter of Britain’s native mammals are at risk. But by recording sightings and signs of those we share our towns and cities with, you can help protect their future. Learn more Take part

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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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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Grevy’s zebras in east Kenya

Help us support our established colleague, and award-winning conservationist Ali Hussein, protect the overlooked Grevy’s zebras in east Kenya.
Grevy’s zebras are the largest and most threatened of the three zebra species. There are only about 2,500 left in the wild. Habitat loss and drought are their biggest threats, while most are part of conservation plans, some isolated herds in east Kenya have been largely forgotten. But Ali lives in this area and is going to get these zebras back on the map, one by one, so they can be protected.
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Survey for water voles

Take part in our annual National Water Vole Monitoring Programme (NWVMP) and survey local riverbanks this spring to help save endangered water voles.
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Do hungry hedgehogs hibernate late?

We know very little about hibernation in those British mammals that use this strategy to survive winter periods when food is scarce. It’s possibly a vulnerable time for these animals. Both hedgehogs and hazel dormice hibernate on the ground. This helps them keep their temperatures and humidity levels relatively stable. However, we do know that …

Learning more about leopards in Iran

We’ve heard lots of stories about the differing impacts of the pandemic across the globe. Many of us had to slow down and stay at home. Others ended up busier than ever. Mohammad Farhadinia’s team, working in the mountains of Iran, were certainly busy; “Our conservation work could not afford to pause. During 2020, our …

Survey water voles on your land: take part in the NWVMP

Britain’s water voles are in trouble. The arrival of non-native American mink and loss of suitable habitat have led to them becoming one of our fastest declining mammals. The key to halting the decline and conserving this species is understanding where water voles currently are, where they are doing well, and crucially, where they have …

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