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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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Protecting lions from being killed

Tanzania’s Ruaha Park is home to a tenth of the world’s lions. But it also has the highest rate of lion killing in East Africa.
We’re supporting Amy Dickman’s Ruaha Carnivore Project to help reduce lion deaths. We’re helping by protecting livestock from being attacked to prevent lions being killed in revenge. We’re also encouraging young men who may have previously been involved in lion hunts to become Lion Defenders instead. And we’re changing community attitudes by making lion presence a benefit rather than a danger.
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From protecting saiga antelope in Uzbekistan to Dormice in Warwickshire. Find out more about the impact we have here in the UK and around the world.
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Join us in mammal spotting this spring

Register to take part in our annual Living with Mammals survey. By knowing who our wild neighbours are, we can begin to understand and help the wild animals on our doorstep.
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Latest news from PTES

A night on the moors; population counts of Peak District mountain hares at night

A personal account from the moors by Carlos Bedson, whom we are funding to lead an in-depth study to understand the sustainability of the population of mountain hares in the Peak District. The results of Carlos’s studies will help to provide advice crucial to saving our last wild mountain hares, and identify the most important …

Unexpected noble chafer discovery in ancient hawthorn

Surveying for signs The Noble Chafer, Gnorimus nobilis (Linnaeus, 1758) is a striking metallic green beetle usually associated with old orchard trees. It is rare and classified as vulnerable in the UK, which means it is at risk of extinction here. Its UK stronghold lies in the traditional orchards of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire and …

International Women’s Day 2019 – celebrating women in conservation

8th March 2019 Today we are celebrating the women we have the privilege of working with here at PTES this International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is #BalanceForBetter, noticing its absence and celebrating its presence. We are championing the work and progress of our female colleagues in conservation and looking at their achievements as an …

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