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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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Water vole appeal
Water voles are in dire straits.
They really could become extinct. A national action plan is in hand and our data and expertise will underpin it. Your donation can help make action a reality and give water voles a brighter future.
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Nobody likes seeing roadkill, but counting casualties can help conservation. Download the app and help us find out which species are at risk by telling us what you see on our nation's roads. #MammalsOnRoads
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Happy birthday Hedgehog Street

Happy birthday Hedgehog Street
This year Hedgehog Street is celebrating its 10th birthday! Celebrate with us by doing ten things to help Britain's favourite mammal.
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Latest news from PTES

Open letter to COP26 leaders

The Rt Hon. Boris Johnson MP10 Downing StreetLondonSW1A 2AA 27 October 2021 Dear Prime Minister                                                                                                               Donors call for greater commitments for locally-led nature conservation to reverse biodiversity loss, mitigate climate change, and increase human wellbeing Restoring our relationship with the natural world is critical for humanity’s future. The …

Photographing urban mammals: the subject

In the first half of this two-part blog on photographing urban mammals, we looked at the technical aspects of photography and how to use camera settings, composition and light to your advantage. This second half focuses on the animal itself and what you need to think about when planning a shot. Read part one here. …

Photographing urban mammals: the camera

We are blessed with a huge array of mammals in the UK, from small rodents and bats to large badgers and deer and many of these can be found in urban environments. During the travel restrictions of the last year and a half I’ve explored my local area more and I have been surprised and …

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