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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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Press release: The first permanent Hedgehog Street inspired garden is launched at RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire

Hedgehog by Ali Taylor

A Hedgehog Street inspired garden at RHS Harlow Carr, Harrogate, North Yorkshire will be unveiled for the first time today [Tuesday 25 April 2017], by wildlife charities People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS), who have successfully coordinated the Hedgehog Street campaign since 2011, and work tirelessly to conserve …

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Press release: Suffolk residents called to survey precious wood pasture & parkland sites across the county

Fallen dead tree decaying

Wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) is launching a new conservation project this April to help protect Britain’s precious wood pasture and parkland habitats, which are home to several endangered species such as the lesser-spotted woodpecker, violet click beetle and the pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly. The first phase of this new project will be …

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Press release: How many of Britain’s wild mammals have you seen?

Fox by Ben Andrews

Volunteers called to help PTES’ ongoing conservation efforts People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) is calling for an army of volunteers to record any sightings of wild mammals they see in their gardens or local green spaces, as part of its annual Living with Mammals survey. Now in its 15th year, PTES’ Living with Mammals …

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Planning guidance for protecting orchards now available

Apple blossom close

As part of its efforts to halt the alarming decline of traditional orchards, conservation charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species has launched an online Planning Protection Toolkit (www.ptes.org/toolkit), which is designed to help individuals and communities protect orchards and other wildlife-rich sites when development threatens. Since the 1950s the UK has lost around 90% of …

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Support UK and international wildlife this Christmas with our Christmas gift catalogue

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Wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) has released its annual Christmas gift catalogue, which showcases a variety of quirky and creative gift ideas that will help the most endangered wildlife across the UK and internationally. This year, new additions include fox-shaped cookie cutters and wildlife-themed ice cube trays – perfect for sweet treats …

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