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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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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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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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Sir David Attenborough - State of Nature

It’s not too late to save UK nature but we must act now – that is the conclusion from a coalition of more than 50 leading wildlife and research organisations behind the State of Nature 2016 report. Following on from the groundbreaking State of Nature report in 2013, leading professionals from 53 wildlife organisations have …

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Smallhythe Place Orchard

Wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) has launched the latest element in their ongoing orchard conservation work: an interactive community orchard map that lists around 400 community orchard groups across the UK, found at: www.ptes.org/community-orchards. PTES has identified over 35,000 traditional orchards remaining in England and over 7,000 in Wales. Alarmingly, this work …

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It is estimated that each year one million mammals are killed on UK roads. Although it’s not pleasant to see roadkill, recording sightings of dead mammals is important for conservation. This summer, wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) is asking the public to record sightings of roadkill as part of their ongoing conservation …

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dormouse in hand

Wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority are today [Thursday 23 June] releasing 38 rare hazel dormice (Muscardinus avellanarius) into an undisclosed woodland location near Aysgarth in the National Park in an attempt to stem the decline of the species. Once a familiar sight throughout much of …

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