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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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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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Boris urged to Act for Nature

Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Kid holding snail by

PTES is supporting calls for a new law to support recovery of nature and improve people’s wellbeing. We have joined forces with a number of charities who are challenging political parties to ‘act for nature’ by introducing new laws to restore nature and increase everyone’s access to it, not only for nature’s sake but also for the contribution …

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First leopards captured in Iran

Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Leopard being collared by Mohammad Farhadinia

The first two leopards have been captured this week as part of our project to track them across Iran. The adult males were captured in Tandoureh National Park, some 20 km from Turkmenistan border. They were carefully fitted with special tracking collars to find out more about their habits. This will help our experts to protect these beautiful …

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Saving the enigmatic dholes of Cambodia

Friday 03 October, 2014

A glimpse of a dhole

We are supporting Jan Kamler, based at WildCRU, to help learn more about the dholes of Cambodia. In the last 50 years their numbers have crashed across Asia, most likely because of the loss of their habitat and a decline in the species they feed on. Unfortunately the dholes in the park where Jan is …

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Big cats saved by London school

Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Magozi Primary School by RCP

A school in London is helping to protect endangered big cats thousands of miles away in Tanzania, thanks to one of our funded projects. Harrodian School, based in Barnes, has joined as the newest ‘Kids 4 Cats’ twin school, partnered with Magozi Primary School. They have already raised over £2000 with a sponsored work-out, which will …

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Hedgehog Street inspires community garden

Thursday 04 September, 2014

Paragon Hedgehog Street garden

Our award-winning hedgehog show garden, created with partners British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS), has inspired a housing group to create a hedgehog friendly neighbourhood. Paragon Estate Services Officer, Phil Sinfield, was recently inspired by our RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show garden – Hedgehog Street.  Phil set about recreating this idea in a disused communal sensory …

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Protection for pygmy sloths

Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Pygmy sloth by Craig Turner ZSL

The future of the Critically Endangered pygmy three-toed sloth looks brighter thanks to a new project we have been able to fund thanks to your donations. The pygmy sloth is only found on the tiny island of Escudo de Veraguas in Panama. Although Escudo is protected, its natural resources are utilized by local communities and threatened by …

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Survey app rated 4 stars

Friday 01 August, 2014

badger icon for Mammals on Roads app

Our innovative Mammals on Roads app has achieved top reviews as users help wildlife this summer. The free app used to count mammals as part of our annual nationwide survey has been improved so that it is now easier to use and more people can help wildlife. By counting mammals you see on car journeys, you can …

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Dormouse families found at reintroduction site

Thursday 24 July, 2014

dormouse pair

We were thrilled to learn that our dormice released into the wild back in June have already started making  family homes for themselves. On a recent check our volunteers found three dormice with babies and another pregnant female. This is great evidence that the dormice are settling in well and will go on to build a …

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Hedgehogs take gold at Hampton Court

Monday 07 July, 2014

hedgehog by Sheila Lodey

Last week saw the launch of our hedgehog-friendly show garden and our campaign to make holes for hedgehogs throughout Britain’s gardens. We are thrilled to have received the highest award of a gold medal for our Hedgehog Street summer garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, and were also named the People’s Choice. People’s Trust for …

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Welcome to our fresh new look

Friday 27 June, 2014


As you may have noticed by now we have undergone a make-over! We think that our new look brings endangered species into the limelight and draws attention to our campaigns to stand up for wildlife. It is now easier and simpler than ever to support us and get involved. Thank you.  

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