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NEW EVENT: The Day of the Hedgehog

Monday 10 August, 2015

hedgehog by Sheila Lodey

Join us and British Hedgehog Preservation Society for a new public event for anyone passionate, fascinated or worried about the UK’s favourite wild animal. On 21st November 2015 at Telford International Centre, we will be hosting talks, stalls, refreshments and a sandwich lunch, with over 400 people who share a passion for hedgehogs. Book tickets The programme …

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Support for Cecil the lion

Friday 31 July, 2015

lion by WildCRU

We were appalled to hear about the illegal killing of Cecil the lion, as we are sure you were too. This magnificent lion was part of a long term study run by our colleagues and grantees at WildCRU, University of Oxford. You can read their latest statement on this work and the effect of the …

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Dormice reintroduced to Nottinghamshire

Friday 19 June, 2015

hazel dormouse in hand

This week saw our latest hazel dormouse release to a secret woodland location in Nottinghamshire in an attempt to stem the further decline one of our rarest mammals. Dormice were once widespread throughout much of England and Wales, but over the past 100 years, their range and population has diminished significantly due to the loss of …

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Rare beetle discovery

Thursday 11 June, 2015

noble chafer beetle

The PTES orchard team headed to Buckinghamshire last week following a hunch that noble chafer (Gnorimus nobilis) could be present at an orchard for which they had been asked for management advice; and they were right. This exciting discovery was at a large 80 or 90 year old orchard at Cheddington, a couple of miles from …

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PTES grantee wins ‘green Oscar’!

Thursday 14 May, 2015

Panut receiving Whitley awards

We were delighted to hear that our past grantee Panut Hadisiswoyo has been awarded with a Whitley Award- a prestigious international nature conservation award. Panut is the Director of the Orangutan Information Centre (OIC) in Sumatra and has been working tirelessly to protect wildlife and rainforests for many years. He received his award from HRH The Princess Royal at the Royal …

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Rhino numbers up in Assam

Monday 27 April, 2015

Greater one horned rhino

We were thrilled to hear the promising news that rhino numbers have increased in Assam, India this week. PTES grantee Dr. Pranjal Bezbarua wrote to tell us that despite continuous poaching incidents in Kaziranga National Park, the population of greater one-horned rhinos has showed a gradual increase. The recent census showed 2401 rhinos and increase of …

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The race to save Ratty- First national water vole survey launches

Thursday 02 April, 2015

Water vole and lesser celandine resized by Iain Green

Water voles are disappearing. They started to lose their homes in the 1940s and 50s with the intensification of agriculture, but the most devastating factor to their demise came during the 1980s and 90s. Illegally released American mink spread furiously across the countryside preying on the vulnerable native mammals, and continue to do so today. …

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Weaving workshops help save rhinos

Friday 06 March, 2015

handloom group by ndloom training by Dr. Pranjal Bezbarua

Our handloom training sessions are now underway in NE India, helping 20 specially selected women learn new skills for an alternative livelihood that does not harm wildlife. Just over 2,000 Greater one- horned rhinos are left in India, with many living in the turbulent Assam region. Here the major threats they face are loss of habitat due …

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Hedgehog Hibernation Survey: the results

Thursday 19 February, 2015

Hedgehog by Ali Taylor

After three hugely successful years of our Hedgehog Hibernation Survey, you have helped to collect 150,000 sightings of hedgehogs– one of the largest datasets in the world about hedgehog behaviour. We have now analysed all the results to create a national picture, which will now guide further conservation action. See how your region fared for hedgehogs …

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Briddlesford Woods winter work weekend

Thursday 29 January, 2015

Making an oak tree cage at Briddlesford

Our wildlife haven on the Isle of Wight has been transformed thanks to your support and an army of volunteers! Each winter at Briddlesford Woods, one of our reserves, there is a lot of work to do to keep it flourishing. Due to the size of the wonderful woodland site, a lot of this work is …

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PTES funded project praised by Prince William

Thursday 08 January, 2015

Amy Dickman and Prince William

One of our past grantees and her project to protect lions in Tanzania has been highlighted in the prestigious Tusk Conservation Awards. We were thrilled to hear that Ruaha Carnivore Project (RCP) Director, Amy Dickman, was named as one of the three international finalists for the Tusk Conservation Award. We have been working with Amy and the …

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Siamese croc breeding programme underway

Thursday 18 December, 2014

Siamese crocodile by J Holden FFI

The future of wild Siamese crocodiles looks brighter thanks to one of our latest grant projects. We are part funding a special breeding programme for these endangered reptiles in Cambodia. This programme will boost wild populations as well as protect existing ones. To date, the project has released 53 purebred captive bred and confiscated crocodiles into …

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