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Life of a researcher – Giant Otters

Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Giant otter group

Illegal gold mining activities and deforestation have severely affected the habitat of giant otters in the Peruvian amazon. However, the full extent of these human threats on giant otters are not well understood yet. PTES has teamed up with Adi  Barocas in Peru, to understand what is happening and what we can do to reverse their fortunes. …

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Rough Hill Orchard Update

Monday 09 October, 2017

Rough Hill Sept 2017 (Credit: E Thomas)

Roughing it at Rough Hill  Laura Bower (our Conservation Officer) and three other keen members of staff have just been to visit Rough Hill, our orchard in Worcestershire, where they met up with our fantastic group of volunteers at their monthly work party. They got stuck in clearing bramble, grass and weeds away from the young …

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First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched

Tuesday 15 August, 2017

hedgehog in house by Ann Stratford Hedgehog Street

The UK’s housing crisis is often high on the news agenda, but this August, a more rustic type of accommodation, home to the UK’s smaller, spikier residents, is taking the spotlight. This week, the first ever national Hedgehog Housing Census has been launched by Hedgehog Street, a nationwide campaign set up by ourselves and the British Hedgehog …

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We are 40!!

Wednesday 09 August, 2017

Persian leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor).

August is our birthday month as People’s Trust for Endangered Species turns 40 years old. PTES exists to conserve species worldwide that are rare or threatened with extinction, which we tackle through education and scientific research to benefit wildlife and people.  Can you help celebrate and protect wildlife for the future by supporting us with a …

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Help us survey Suffolk’s Wood Pasture and Parkland

Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Veteran Oak in wood pasture. Moccas Park

Wood pasture is an important habitat, positively teeming with life and vital to preserve. Characterised by big old trees growing in open pasture-land, wood pastures are often derived from medieval hunting forests and old wooded commons. The splendid trees they often contain are some of the oldest living things in our country, providing a direct …

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Rare hazel dormice reintroduced into Warwickshire woodland

Tuesday 20 June, 2017


People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and partners, are today releasing 19 breeding pairs of rare hazel dormice into an undisclosed woodland location in Warwickshire, in an attempt to stem the decline of this endangered species. With their soft caramel fur, furry tail and big black eyes, hazel dormice are without question one …

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Hedgehog garden opens at RHS Harlow Carr

Wednesday 26 April, 2017

hedgehog by C Bell

Our Hedgehog Street inspired garden at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate, North Yorkshire was unveiled to visitors for the first time this week. Created by award-winning garden designer Tracy Foster, this new, permanent Hedgehog Street garden showcases a smorgasbord of hedgehog-friendly features designed to encourage visitors to the site to make the green spaces on their doorsteps …

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Devil rays receive new protection

Tuesday 04 April, 2017

Devil ray by Guys Stevens, Manta Trust

New Regulations will be in force from the 4th April 2017! The highly threatened devil ray has received a new level of protection at a recent international meeting on wildlife trade. PTES grantee Jane Hosegood updated us on this latest good news after attending the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) meeting in Johannesburg. She …

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Celebrating women in conservation

Wednesday 08 March, 2017

Dr Amy Dickman Amy is a conservation biologist at the University of Oxford, in the Department of Zoology. Her work focuses “mainly upon understanding the drivers of conflict between humans and large carnivores, and how those issues can be best addressed.” She also has an interest in wider aspects of carnivore ecology and conservation, and …

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Progress for Persian leopards

Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Iran - Persian Leopard

At the end of last year we launched an appeal to fund vital research to save the world’s last Persian leopards. And we are pleased to say we have had hundreds of generous donations. Your gifts were put into immediate action with our project in Iran. Leader Mohammad Farhadinia has reported back this new year with …

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Scotland welcomes back beavers

Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Beaver by Allard Martinius

As co-funders of the Scottish Beaver Trial we were thrilled to be involved in this project and hear this historic news. Lead partners Scottish Wildlife Trust and the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland explain, “Returning beavers to Scotland’s lochs and rivers is the first formal mammal reintroduction in UK history. Today’s announcement is a major success …

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New wildlife gifts

Wednesday 16 November, 2016


We have a great variety of quirky and creative gift ideas that will also help the most endangered wildlife across the UK and internationally. New additions to our range include fox-shaped cookie cutters and wildlife-themed ice cube trays – perfect for sweet treats and celebratory drinks! Take a look at our wildlife themed gifts to suit all budgets …

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