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Surveying for signs The Noble Chafer, Gnorimus nobilis (Linnaeus, 1758) is a striking metallic green beetle usually associated with old orchard trees. It is rare and classified as vulnerable in the UK, which means it is at risk of extinction here. Its UK stronghold lies in the traditional orchards of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire and …

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8th March 2019 Today we are celebrating the women we have the privilege of working with here at PTES this International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is #BalanceForBetter, noticing its absence and celebrating its presence. We are championing the work and progress of our female colleagues in conservation and looking at their achievements as an …

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The dry season We’re delighted to report that work to protect the Persian leopard has been progressing well in Tandoureh National Park, Iran. Our project leader, Mohammad Farhadinia, explained recently that his team’s efforts are really paying off. Last year his rangers built 13 water holes throughout the park. The team has also run several …

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PTES and partners Doodles and Scribbles were invited by the team at the park’s wonderful community greenhouses to run a half term hedgehog morning for local kids. It was a full house of babies, toddlers, older children, parents and grandparents as the sun shone in south London.  We introduced the children to the world of …

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Our Hedgehog Ecology and Land Management guide is for anyone who manages green spaces within a town or city, including parks, schools, churchyards and recreational spaces. The illustrated booklet provides clear and detailed advice on helping hedgehogs, and the different ways land can easily be managed to become more hedgehog-friendly. The guide also includes advice …

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What is the ‘Wildlife Assessment Check’ tool? Whether a development site is in a rural or urban area, it’s vital that wildlife and habitat value are considered to avoid habitat loss, fragmentation and the damaging impact of daily human activity on the land. Development sites can put pressure on the biodiversity of a particular habitat, …

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Our New Year kicked off with a trip to the Oxford REAL Farming Conference. Here we talked to farmers about how they can help conserve endangered species such as hedgehogs, and precious habitats such as orchards and hedgerows on their land.   The conference has been running for 10 years and brings together thousands of …

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Hedgerows are not only a significant feature of our countryside but they are one of the most important farmland habitats. They are home to an incredible array of wildlife, they allow wildlife to safely move across the country, and they deliver so many benefits to farmers and environment when properly managed.    Home Sweet Home …

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Slow lorises are under threat for many reasons. They are targeted for the illegal pet trade because they look so appealing; their forest habitat is being degraded and cut down; and they also face a multitude of threats as a consequence of an ever-changing climate. We are working with the Little Fireface Project to combat this …

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Hedgehog Street reveals which counties are recording the most hedgehog sightings For the first time we can revealed the counties across the British Isles who are recording the most (and least!) number of native hedgehog sightings. The Hedgehog Street team are calling for more people to record their sightings of Britain’s favourite mammal online, to …

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Water voles numbers have plummeted by around 90%, one of the most rapid and serious declines of any British wild mammal ever. But an unusual population of city dwelling water voles has given hope for the future for this charismatic animal. In this blog post Robyn Stewart from the Water Voles in the City project …

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The Sumatran elephant, a subspecies of the Asian elephant, is critically endangered and is found only in Sumatra, Indonesia. However, the lack of information about Sumatran elephant distribution, habitat use and home ranges makes it difficult to plan effective conservation strategies, and further research is needed to prevent their extinction. Researching elephants isn’t always straight …

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