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.

Where we work

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.

Latest appeal

Protecting slow lorises

Protecting slow lorises
Help us protect slow lorises from being poached and used as pets, or tortured for the illegal wildlife trade.
Giving slow lorises more trees and safer ways to get about is critical in protecting them. Help by planting a tree, building a bridge and lessening the demand for slow lorises. Together we can change the fortunes of these tiny primates.
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Look out for stag beetles

Look out for stag beetles
Stag beetles spend most of their very long life cycle underground as a larva but by mid-May they start to emerge on warm sunny evenings. Let us know if you see one.
Great Stag Hunt
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Living with Mammals survey

Living with Mammals survey
Become a mammal detective and be on the lookout for your wild neighbours. Tell us who you spot and help preserve your local wildlife.
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Latest news from PTES

Exciting new project launched to monitor hedgehogs on a national scale

The National Hedgehog Monitoring Programme (NHMP) is an exciting new project aiming to calculate robust population estimates for hedgehogs. The project officially launched at the end of March 2024 and the pilot phase is currently running for three years, until May 2026. We started our first surveys last year (2023) and are looking forward to …

Barn owls at Briddlesford

Barn owls are one of our best-loved and most recognised birds. Hunting in the daytime as well as during the night, their distinctive heart-shaped faces and ghostly silent flight have endeared them to us, despite their status as an avid hunter. They feed in long grass and woodland edges where they hunt for voles, shrews …

Planting and restoring 45,000 miles of Britain’s hedgerows

We will plant 45,000 miles. Not a follow up song by the Proclaimers, but an ambitious target set by Defra to plant and restore 45,000 miles of hedgerow by 2050. An opportunity to design It’s been a long time since we’ve planted hedges at any sort of scale. In fact, most of the hedges we …

Let's keep in touch...

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