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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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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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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 (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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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