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Loss of quality woodland habitat is a major factor and woodland management is critical to halting the decline of this charismatic species  Today [Wednesday 20th November 2019] a new report published by People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) has revealed that Britain’s population of hazel dormice (Muscardinus avellanarius) has declined by 51% since the millennium, …

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Health-check a hedge as part of the Great British Hedgerow Survey, launched this week on BBC Countryfile A survey to health-check Britain’s hedgerows The hedgerows that criss-cross our countryside are not only an iconic sight, but a vital habitat and corridor for many of our native species. However, they are becoming increasingly fragmented which is …

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Wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) is calling on volunteers across Britain to record sightings of mammals, dead or alive, as part in its annual Mammals on Roads survey. PTES is asking families going on summer holidays or day trips, car-sharing commuters and anyone else using Britain’s roads, to record sightings of mammals …

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Water vole Erni shutterstock.com (1)

Immortalised as Ratty in The Wind in the Willows, water voles are a key part of our natural heritage. They were once a common sight along our waterways, but have rapidly disappeared from much of the landscape, experiencing one of the most serious declines of any British mammal over the last century. Landowners are particularly …

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This week, wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) in partnership with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and Nottinghamshire Dormouse Group, are releasing 11 hazel dormice (Muscardinus avellanarius) into an undisclosed woodland location near Retford, in Nottinghamshire. Despite being incredibly cute, these charismatic creatures are also critically endangered. PTES’ State of Britain’s Dormice 2016 report confirmed …

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Creating log piles and recording sightings of adult stag beetles (or larvae), are just two ways you can help endangered stag beetles – Britain’s largest land beetle – this summer. Wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) has been recording stag beetle sightings for two decades. You can report any stag beetle sightings to …

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Noble chafer beetle- credit Bryan Pinchen

London-based wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) and Royal Holloway University of London have joined forces to launch a new national beetle survey, in order to conserve the beautiful but threatened noble chafer beetle. PTES and Royal Holloway are looking for volunteers to look for noble chafers over a two-week period in June, …

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In 2015, wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) launched the first ever National Water Vole Monitoring Programme (NWVMP) to help save water voles – the UK’s fastest declining mammal. Now, four years on, PTES is calling for volunteers to take part in its annual survey of these riverside residents, in order to find …

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Hedeghog Photo Credit Paul Genge

Hedgehogs are declining: the State of Britain’s Hedgehogs 2018 report revealed that the population of the nation’s favourite mammal has fallen by half in the British countryside since 2000. Now, the two wildlife charities behind this report, the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) and People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), who together run Hedgehog Street, …

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Love hedgehog box

Wildlife conservation charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) has released its 2018 Christmas catalogue, offering a range of unique gifts perfect for anyone who loves wildlife. From a new hedgehog box full of hedgehoggy goodies to stylish woodland-inspired scarves, the catalogue showcases several stocking-filler ideas as well as larger gifts. Most importantly, 100% of …

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Hedgehog by Miroslav Hlavko/Shutterstock.com

Results from the first systematic survey of rural hedgehog populations in England and Wales using footprint tracking tunnels has been published in Scientific Reports. Summary of findings This was the first systematic survey of rural hedgehog populations in England and Wales using footprint tracking tunnels to measure the presence / absence of hedgehogs Hedgehogs were present …

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Ann Stratford Hedgehog Street

Survey results reveal the secrets to creating a hedgehog’s perfect home…. School’s out for the summer so what better way to spend an afternoon than by creating your own hedgehog house, to help the nation’s favourite mammal from further decline. The Hedgehog Street team is urging people to help hedgehogs by building them the perfect …

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