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

Hedgehog appeal

Hedgehog appeal
Will you support our hedgehog appeal?
As a society we make life difficult for hedgehogs. Gardens are paved over and are hard for hedgehogs to get in and out of. Roads are a constant danger. In just the last 20 years, hedgehog numbers have dropped by a third in urban areas, and by half in rural areas. With funding from our wonderful supporters, we’ve committed ourselves to fighting the hedgehog decline.
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Wild places

Wild places
Some habitats contain such a richness of life that we need to protect them at all odds. We're working to preserve ancient woodlands, hedgerows, orchards and wood pastures and parklands, as well as the countless species they support.
Habitats we're protecting
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Christmas gifts that help wildlife

Christmas gifts that help wildlife
Find something for everyone this Christmas in our online shop. Shop our new festive range and support UK small businesses. 100% of the profits go directly to help wildlife both in the UK and overseas.
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Latest news from PTES

Lion heart: bold actions for big cats

Lions will only survive if conservationists make bold, brave decisions and devise innovative strategies – and that’s what PTES Conservation Partner Amy Dickman is doing across swathes of East Africa where lions are found. Dangers to lions and humans Imagine, says Amy Dickman, joint chief executive of the conservation group Lion Landscapes, that you were …

Letter to Julie James MS on the UK Government’s Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill

5th May 2022 Dear Minister, Re: Assault on nature protections   We are deeply concerned about the UK Government’s Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill, laid on 22 September. This represents the single biggest potential modification of environmental law in the UK in recent history. It puts at risk hundreds of laws that are …

Spotlight on darkness: wildlife and artificial light

As Halloween approaches and the days shorten, the lights will come on a little earlier. It’s a feature of urban environments we often overlook, but for many species it’s the dark, and not the light, that’s home. Night and day Artificial light at night (ALAN) means fewer dark habitats, and while it makes our own …

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We'd love to tell you about our conservation work through our regular newsletter Wildlife World, and also how you can save endangered species through volunteering, taking action or donating. You must be 18 or over. The information that you provide will be held by People’s Trust for Endangered Species. For information on how PTES processes personal data, please see our privacy policy.

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