What we do
"PTES has an exceptional track record of solving some of our most urgent ecological challenges and has vastly improved the outlook of some of our most threatened species."
Sir John Beddington, UK Government’s Chief Scientist 2008-2013
We protect wildlife in Britain and around the world by bringing our most threatened species back from the brink of extinction.
Some of our key achievements
• Raising and spending over £1 million on conserving Britain’s native mammals
• Creating 24 protected areas for water voles to thrive in the UK
• Recruiting over 40,000 Hedgehog Champions committed to making their neighbourhoods hedgehog-friendly
• Establishing a half million hectare conservation zone in Mexico to protect black-tailed prairie dogs
Whether it’s finding out where red squirrels survive best or regularly checking that dormice have what they need to thrive, we carry out scientific research to discover the best ways to protect endangered species. Thousands of volunteers also help us do this by counting, locating and recording species.
We act on evidence from our research to save species. And we involve people like you in wildlife actions that revive ecosystems, from planting more hedgerows to creating hedgehog-friendly neighbourhoods. You can visit our traditional orchard and ancient woodland to see examples of rich wild spaces.
Educating and inspiring
Our courses help owners and managers look after their land in a wildlife-friendly way and our public events , including conferences and workshops, educate and inspire people of all ages to nurture our nature.
Rewilding the world
Around the globe, we’re helping big cats, wild dogs, elephants, dolphins, turtles and hundreds of other species, by funding international experts to carry out crucial conservation work.
Want to help bring our wildlife back from the brink? Follow the Ways to help links below.