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Beetle Mania in Hyde Park

Friday 01 April, 2016

Male stag beetle in hand by Aimi MacInnes SQUARE

Join Laura Bower, People’s Trust for Endangered Species’ resident beetle expert, and M.G. Leonard, author of children’s novel Beetle Boy, for a family Discovery Day at the Royal Parks Foundation’s Education Centre in the heart of Hyde Park on Wednesday 6th April. Laura will be talking about Britain’s spectacular stag beetles and our Great Stag …

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New breakthrough in fight against lethal amphibian disease

Monday 29 February, 2016

healthy mountain chicken in the wild Andrew Cunningham

Published in the journal Biological Conservation and conducted in partnership with the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, the University of Kent, Chester Zoo and the Government of Montserrat, the paper describes how the established antifungal drug itraconazole can be used to treat amphibians in the wild during periods of particular risk from chytrid outbreaks. Frogs were …

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Little owl orchard project

Tuesday 02 February, 2016

Little owl Sue Berry Shutterstock square

The PTES orchard team is joining forces with the UK Little Owl Project to help discover more about their distribution decline. We want to assess the public reception of this species and are also offering free little owl boxes for orchards. Let us know what you think by filling out this short questionnaire. Little owls …

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Remembering Sumbe Tomorsukh

Monday 25 January, 2016

Sumbe square

Sumbe worked closely with Bayara Agvaantseren,  Mongolia Program Director on various snow leopard projects, many of which PTES has helped to fund over the past few year. He was a young promising researcher who hailed from the water-rich Khuvsgul province, but had taken to the arid Gobi desert as his second home. Sumbe joined Bayara’s …

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Russell Armer Homes builds holes for ‘hogs

Tuesday 19 January, 2016

Following the Hedgehog Street campaign run jointly by People’s Trust for Endangered Species and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, Russell Armer will initially be introducing hedgehog highways in the gardens on their developments in Grange-over-Sands and Arkholme in Cumbria. Already, the Hedgehog Street campaign has encouraged people to connect over 10,000 gardens across the UK, …

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Sad news from Manas National Park

Tuesday 15 December, 2015

The late Ananto Boro

Today we received the sad news that game watcher and park guard Ananta Boro of Manas National Park  was attacked and killed by a wild elephant while on duty in November. Mr Boro was part of a team working to protect wildlife in nature reserves in Assam, India against poaching and other threats. He was part of …

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7 tips for Giving Tuesday

Tuesday 01 December, 2015

Giving Tuesday

Donate online [Time: 5 minutes / Money: £-£££] Let’s start with the obvious stuff. For those short on time but with a few pounds to spare, donating online is the fastest route to feel-good giving. Almost all charities take online card payments and will also be happy if you wanted to use Giving Tuesday as …

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Saigas can survive! by E.J. Milner-Gulland

Monday 30 November, 2015

Saigas by Eugeny Polonski

Professor E.J. Milner-Gulland at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science responds to articles suggesting that saigas are headed for extinction. A recent article in the New York Times suggested that the recent massive die-off of saigas in Kazakhstan is “not going to be something the species can survive”, quoting my collaborator Professor Richard Kock. The quote …

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Press release: New report suggests a continuing decline in hedgehogs

Saturday 21 November, 2015

A new report published today by People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) and The British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) shows a continuing decline in hedgehog numbers, in both rural and urban landscapes. The State of Britain’s Hedgehogs 2015 follows the first comprehensive review of the status of hedgehogs nationally in 2011.  Since this first report, …

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Significant moth species found at Briddlesford Copse

Monday 16 November, 2015

Triangle moth

Several unusual and important moth species have been recorded at Briddlesford Copse this year, demonstrating the high quality habitat that it provides for a wide range of fauna. A study by the Isle of Wight Natural History Society in August discovered the tiny Triangle moth (Heterogenea asella), a rare macro moth with a wingspan typically …

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Press release: Dormouse video shows positive signs for rare species

Friday 06 November, 2015

Dormouse on bridge

Infrared video footage of rare hazel dormice (Muscardinus avellanarius) in the wild has been captured at a nature reserve on the Isle of Wight. The People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) footage is significant because it shows dormice on a special bridge designed to help this tree-dwelling species cross barriers created by humans in the …

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Grants available for orchard owners

Wednesday 04 November, 2015

We have seen a dramatic loss in the number of traditional orchards over the last few decades, with 90% of traditional orchards disappearing from our landscape. Condition assessments show that of those remaining, only 9% provide ‘excellent’ long term wildlife habitat, with 45% in ‘declining’ condition. This is a disaster for the thousands of species that live in …

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