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11
Jun

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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14
May

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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27
Apr

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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02
Apr

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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06
Mar

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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19
Feb

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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29
Jan

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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08
Jan

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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18
Dec

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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05
Dec

Exeter orchard saved from destruction

Friday 05 December, 2014

Apple blossom close

A rare wildlife haven has been saved from the bulldozers this week, thanks in part to the swift action of our orchard team. Proposals for 15 bungalows in Newton Poppleford were turned down when planning chiefs were made aware of their potentially devastating impact on the countryside and an important habitat. The site was classed …

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27
Nov

Giving Tuesday: top tips to help wildlife

Thursday 27 November, 2014

Giving Tuesday poster

This year, on Tuesday 2nd December, we are taking part in a campaign that we hope will make history. We are celebrating the UK’s first day dedicated to giving where charities, families and businesses will all come together for #GivingTuesday. As the festive season gets underway, the simple idea behind #GivingTuesday is to encourage people to help out …

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10
Nov

Survey counts are in

Monday 10 November, 2014

As autumn arrives and the nights are drawing in, much of our wildlife is slowing down and conserving energy to survive winter. This is in stark contrast to a few months ago when many of you spotted them scurrying around your garden. While they were busy gathering food, rearing their young or finding new places …

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