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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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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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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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Tilapia fish face a brighter future in Koome Islands, Uganda

Conservationist, William Isebaidu, has been in contact from Uganda to report on his work at Koome Island on Lake Victoria. William and his team, from wildlife organisation Hope for Nature, are working hard to restore the fortunes of Singida tilapia fish, which were historically harvested in the lake. Over fishing and illegal fishing practices have …

Can dormouse nests reveal more about their behaviour?

Hazel dormice build different nests for different purposes: hibernating, breeding or just resting. Sometimes they don’t build a nest at all. But the different types of nests they do build might help us work out how much time dormice spend in different habitats. As part of my work at Fingle Woods, owned by the Woodland …

Can we identify small mammals by their calls?

Voles, rats, shrews, mice, and hazel dormice can be difficult to study. Their size and behaviour make them hard to find and, living predominantly in the shrub layer and being nocturnal, makes hazel dormice even more tricky. Occasionally though, these small creatures give themselves away by their vocalisations. Whilst we may hear an indistinguishable high-pitched …

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