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Celebrating women in conservation

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

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

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

mountain-hare-christmas-card-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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Rare black dormouse found in Blackdown Hills

Black dormouse

The UK’s first ever black dormouse has been discovered in the Blackdown Hills by National Dormouse Monitoring Programme (NDMP) volunteers. One of Britain’s most threatened mammals, the hazel dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) is typically a golden brown colour. In the 1970s, researchers chanced upon a black dormouse in Germany and recently a few more examples were found …

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More than one in ten UK species threatened with extinction, new study finds

Sir David Attenborough - State of Nature

It’s not too late to save UK nature but we must act now – that is the conclusion from a coalition of more than 50 leading wildlife and research organisations behind the State of Nature 2016 report. Following on from the groundbreaking State of Nature report in 2013, leading professionals from 53 wildlife organisations have …

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Find your local community orchard with our new interactive map

Bramley apples by Megan Gimber

Wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) has launched the latest element in their ongoing orchard conservation work: an interactive community orchard map that lists around 400 community orchard groups across the UK, found at: www.ptes.org/community-orchards. PTES has identified over 35,000 traditional orchards remaining in England and over 7,000 in Wales. Alarmingly, this work …

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Record roadkill to help British mammal conservation efforts

Fox by Ben Andrews

It is estimated that each year one million mammals are killed on UK roads. Although it’s not pleasant to see roadkill, recording sightings of dead mammals is important for conservation. This summer, wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) is asking the public to record sightings of roadkill as part of their ongoing conservation …

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UK wildlife calendar reshuffled by climate change

Wildflowers in London by Lauren Bishop Vranch

Climate change is already reshuffling the UK’s wildlife calendar, and it’s likely this will continue into the future, according to new research published today in the journal Nature. The results suggest that seasonal events -such as the timing of flowering in plants and breeding in birds – are generally more sensitive to temperature change, than …

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Rare dormice return to Yorkshire Dales National Park

dormouse in hand

Wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority are today [Thursday 23 June] releasing 38 rare hazel dormice (Muscardinus avellanarius) into an undisclosed woodland location near Aysgarth in the National Park in an attempt to stem the decline of the species. Once a familiar sight throughout much of …

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Celebrate creepy crawlies during National Insect Week by recording your stag beetle sightings

male and female stag beetles by Ross Bower

One week in June is dedicated to celebrating the most diverse and ecologically important group of terrestrial invertebrates that are often overlooked – insects. People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) works to conserve many UK species including the stag beetle (Lucanus cervus) and, to coincide with National Insect Week (20-26 June 2016), PTES is asking …

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Fruit, glorious fruit!

Apple varieties (8)

People’s Trust for Endangered Species launches the first ‘FruitFinder’ database as part of ongoing orchard conservation They say variety is the spice of life, but how many apple varieties have you tasted, and how many are there? You might be surprised to know, given that most supermarkets only stock about eight apple varieties, that there …

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