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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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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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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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