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PTES Conferences

Our conferences attract wildlife experts and enthusiasts from all over the UK and Europe. As a leading authority on species such as dormice and hedgehogs these events are a must for anyone working with or learning about wildlife.

National Dormouse Conference 2019- booking open!

Our third National Dormouse Conference will be taking place on Saturday 16th November 2019 at the University of Reading. This one- day event will primarily be for dormouse monitoring volunteers to learn more about hazel dormouse conservation and meet up with fellow wildlife enthusiasts. The day will be packed full of exciting talks from the country’s top dormouse experts and researchers. Full programme coming later this spring. Book your place today here. 

Dormouse Mitigation Conference 2018

This year’s sell-out Dormouse Conference was held on the 16th November at the world famous Natural History Museum in London. Our event saw dormouse experts gather from all over the country and even as far as Germany to hear the latest in dormouse surveying, licencing and mitigation.

Take a look at the Dormouse mitigation conference 2018 programme and view a number of the talks below:

Conference goody bag

Our delegates also took home this fantastic goody bag to help with their dormouse work.

Thanks so much to everyone who attended and all the speakers- we have had great feedback so far. We look forward to welcoming you all to our next dormouse conference in 2019- watch this space!



The Day of the Hedgehog 2015

The Day of the Hedgehog was the first UK summit on hedgehogs in a decade, with leading hedgehog experts discussing the pressures facing Britain’s favourite wild animal in the 21st century. The Day of the Hedgehog was organised by People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS).

The event was designed to be a platform for knowledge-sharing from researchers who spend their working lives nose-to-nose with these beasts. The day also provided a platform for some of the 37 000 Hedgehog Champions to meet and share ideas. We also launched a ten year national conservation strategy and The State of Britain’s Hedgehogs 2015.

Dormouse Monitoring 2013

Our 2013 conference was a one-day event about monitoring the elusive hazel dormouse that was held in November 2013 at the University of Reading.

The day was for monitors and volunteers at National Dormouse Monitoring Programme (NDMP) sites whether new to dormouse monitoring or long committed. The aim was to give help and share ideas for those who might like to establish a local or county dormouse group and to help volunteers at all sites with the promotion of practical woodland management.

View the Dormouse Monitoring 2013 programme

Videos of the talks at Dormouse Monitoring 2013:



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