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Samya, our partner in India, recently told us they’ve lost ten elephants already this year. Five have been electrocuted and three have been hit by trains and killed on the railway lines. Death for Asian elephants continues to be an increasing threat. Increasing populations, increasing conflicts Asian elephants are the smaller cousins of Africa’s giants. …

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The endangered northern river terrapin On the north-eastern coast of India, in a region known as the Sundarbans, our friend Shai Singh and his team have been working hard to bring the Northern river terrapin population back from the brink. Considered functionally extinct in the wild – in other words, without help they won’t survive …

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This year autumn officially began on 23 September 2019 (MET office data). Laura, PTES’s Conservation Officer, is now preparing to care for our nature reserves over the colder months. Here she recounts the splendors of wildlife in autumn at Briddlesford Woods and Rough Hill traditional orchard. Briddlesford From coppicing to canopy Briddlesford Woods is a …

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The State of Nature 2019, created in partnership with over 70 organisations, was released last week. It assesses the distribution and population of over 7,000 species, the impacts of climate change and pressures on the UK’s biodiversity. Nida Al-Fulaij, Grants Manager, and dormouse monitor, at People’s Trust for Endangered Species, explains why monitoring mammals in …

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Hi, I’m Laza, I am the new Ala Project Coordinator at SEED Madagascar. I am very pleased to join the SEED Madagascar environment team and I feel lucky to be a part of this project. I am excited to work within the forestry project to protect the beautiful fauna and flora of Madagascar’s Littoral Forest …

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World Population Day 2019 People’s Trust for Endangered Species joins the #ThrivingTogether campaign on World Population Day to highlight the world’s most important yet ignored environmental action. The Thriving Together campaign recognises that family planning is critically important not only for women and girls but also for the environment.  Today, PTES joins over 150 other …

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The giant anteater is an iconic creature of South America but it’s listed as vulnerable to extinction. The scrub forests and grasslands within the Cerrado biome of Brazil are under threat and, in the last 35 years, more than half of Brazil’s Cerrado has been converted into pasture or agricultural lands for cash crops. The …

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The cheetah is Africa’s most threatened large cat. Over the past century, the world’s cheetah population has declined by 90%. There are now only 7000 cheetahs left in Africa. Their future lies in the hands of the farmers with which they share the land. Cheetah Conservation Botswana aims to conserve Botswana’s important cheetah population through …

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Meet Rachel. She is one of our wonderful interns for 2019. See what she gets up to in a day as she works on her project to understand urban hedgehog populations in London. Any excuse to leave the office My day starts in the Conservation Technology storeroom at London Zoo. I need to prepare 70 …

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Conservation needs you “One of the most important things in conservation is socialisation, awareness and education with the local people” Anna Nekaris, Little Fireface Project In many instances, for conservation to work it has to involve local communities, it has to resolve the conflicts that sometimes arise between wildlife and humans, it has to recognise …

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Farmed landscapes Island of Java is home to 60% of Indonesia’s population but only has 10% of its natural forest left. This means that the native animals have to adapt to living in farmed habitats too. Anna Nekaris, our Conservation Partner, and her team are working to ensure that these farmed landscapes are suitable for …

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A personal account from the moors by Carlos Bedson, whom we are funding to lead an in-depth study to understand the sustainability of the population of mountain hares in the Peak District. The results of Carlos’s studies will help to provide advice crucial to saving our last wild mountain hares, and identify the most important …

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