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Press Release: Rare hazel dormice reintroduced to second Warwickshire woodland as part of wider landscape project

Ian White with dormouse in hand by PTES

Rare hazel dormice reintroduced to second Warwickshire woodland as part of wider landscape project Today, Thursday 14 June 2018, wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) in partnership with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and others, are releasing 20 breeding pairs or trios of rare hazel dormice (Muscardinus avellanarius) into an undisclosed woodland location just south …

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Press Release: New research published today by Oxford University’s WildCru, in collaboration with Natural England, Mammal Society and PTES reveals water voles remain at risk from developers

water vole credit 'Iain Green  www.wildwonder.co.uk_square3

Are water voles at risk from development? WildCRU research questions efficacy of mitigation technique. The water vole, immortalised as ‘Ratty’ in Kenneth Grahams’ Wind in the Willows was formerly a common sight on waterways throughout mainland Britain. However, catastrophic declines due to predation from invasive American mink combined with habitat loss and fragmentation have resulted …

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Press Release: Charity appeals to public to survey endangered water voles

water vole credit 'Iain Green  www.wildwonder.co.uk_square3

National Water Vole Monitoring Programme starts 15 April 2018   People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) is calling on all wildlife enthusiasts to help monitor signs of the UK’s disappearing water voles as part of its annual National Water Vole Monitoring Programme.   Affectionately portrayed as Ratty in childhood favourite Wind in the Willows, water …

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I-Spy, with my mammal eye…

Pine marten by Bill Cuthbert cropped

Help us spot Britain’s mammals We’re calling for volunteers to take part in our Living with Mammals survey and to record the wild mammals they see. You can help by choosing a green space, such as a garden, allotment or park, and observing it each week between Monday 26th March and Sunday 24th June 2018. …

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Press Release: Hedgehogs on the Edge

hedgehog in house by Ann Stratford Hedgehog Street

Hedgehogs on the Edge: new report shows hedgehogs plummet by half in British countryside At least half the population of our native hedgehogs has been lost from the British countryside over the last two decades, warn two wildlife charities in a report issued today, Wednesday 7 February 2018. The State of Britain’s Hedgehogs 2018, published …

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Hedgehog by Ali Taylor

  For immediate release: 23 October 2017   New ‘Hedgehog Species Champion’ appointed   The Rt Hon Chris Grayling, MP for Epsom & Ewell and Secretary of State for Transport has become the new ‘Species Champion’ for the UK’s native hedgehog.   The team behind Hedgehog Street, a nationwide campaign set up to help halt …

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Press release: First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched to help popular UK garden residents

hedgehog in house by Ann Stratford Hedgehog Street

The UK’s housing crisis is often high on the news agenda, but this August, a more rustic type of accommodation, home to the UK’s smaller, spikier residents, is taking the spotlight. Today, 15 August 2017, the first ever national Hedgehog Housing Census has been launched by Hedgehog Street, a nationwide campaign set up by wildlife …

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Press release: New app created to engage new audiences with wildlife conservation

badger icon for Mammals on Roads app

A new Mammals on Roads app for iOS9 and above, and Android 7, has been created to enable sightings of Britain’s mammals to be recorded on the move, allowing wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) to identify changes in population numbers and help conservation.   The app is free, easy to use, and …

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Press release: Rare hazel dormice reintroduced into a Warwickshire woodland

dormouseinhand

Wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and partners, are today [Tuesday 20 June] releasing 19 breeding pairs of rare hazel dormice (Muscardinus avellanarius) into an undisclosed woodland location in Warwickshire, near Royal Leamington Spa, in an attempt to stem the decline of this endangered species. With their soft caramel fur, …

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Press release: Save our stag beetles: make your garden a stag beetle sanctuary

male and female stag beetles by Ross Bower

Mid to late May marks the time of year when stag beetles (Lucanus cervus) are likely to be seen, as warmer evenings draw them above ground to find a mate and reproduce. However, despite being Britain’s largest land beetle, they are also one of Britain’s rarer beetles. Now, People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) is …

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Press release: Study reveals declining brown hares could benefit from non-native crops grown for bioenergy across Britain’s farmland

Brown Hare by Silviu Petrovan

Researchers from the universities of Cambridge, Hull and the Open University have discovered that native brown hares may be benefiting from exotic, non-native crops growing across Britain’s farmland. The study, published today [Monday 8th May 2017] in the European Journal of Wildlife Research, and funded by wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), shows …

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Press release: Help save the UK’s endangered water vole this May

water vole in pipe by Ian Schofield Shutterstock.com

Did you know that over the last century water voles have experienced the most severe decline of any wild mammal in the UK? In 2015, the People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) launched the first National Water Vole Monitoring Programme (NWVMP). Following two successful years, this May, PTES is once again calling for existing volunteers …

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