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Press release: Christmas gifts for anyone wild about wildlife

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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New research throws light on factors associated with the decline of Britain’s hedgehogs

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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Hedgehog housing census – the results are in!

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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How to help rural hedgehogs: free guide for farmers from Hedgehog Street

hedgehog by Sheila Lodey

The State of Britain’s Hedgehogs 2018 report, published earlier this year, showed that hedgehogs in rural areas are in severe decline with numbers plummeting by half since the millennium. Now, along with the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS), we’ve published an illustrated guide offering advice to the farmers and other landowners on how to help …

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Mammals on Roads 2018

mammals on roads 2018 photo credit: Emily Jones

The drive to survey Britain’s mammals: roadkill sightings can help conservation efforts This summer we are calling on the public to record sightings of mammals, dead or alive, whilst driving along Britain’s road network as part of our Mammals on Roads 2018 survey. The information will help to spot changing trends in populations and identify where conservation …

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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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Unicorn reintroduction

unicorn (photo credit: Rob Boudon

Iconic British unicorns reintroduced into secluded nature reserve on the Isle of Wight We are proud to unveil our new project – reintroducing unicorns (Equus monoceros) into Briddlesford Wood on the Isle of Wight and the Shetland Isles, as part of our ongoing conservation efforts to reintroduce endangered species back to the UK. Once a …

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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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New report points to 30% decline in water vole distribution

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

National treasure ‘Ratty’ needs urgent help to survive A new analysis of data collected over ten years by a network of experts led by The Wildlife Trusts and supported by People’s Trust for Endangered Species has revealed that water vole distribution has declined dramatically. There has been a 30% decline in the places where these …

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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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