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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

How to help rural hedgehogs: free guide for farmers from Hedgehog Street

The State of Britain’s Hedgehogs 2018 report, published earlier this year, showed that hedgehogs in rural areas are in severe decline with numbers plummeting by half since the millennium. Now along with the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) we have published an illustrated guide to engage with the wider farming community and landowners, offering advice …

Dormouse reintroduction update

On the 14th June 39 dormice were released in a woodland in Warwickshire as part of the Natural England Species Recovery Programme. The release was a big day for the dormice and everyone involved in the release – and it all went according plan! This is our first dormouse reintroduction update for 2018. The first …

Mammals on Roads 2018

The drive to survey Britain’s mammals: roadkill sightings can help conservation efforts This summer we are calling on the public to record sightings of mammals, dead or alive, whilst driving along Britain’s road network as part of our Mammals on Roads 2018 survey. The information will help to spot changing trends in populations and identify where conservation …

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