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Jun

Rare hazel dormice reintroduced into Warwickshire woodland

Tuesday 20 June, 2017

dormouseinhand

People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and partners, are today releasing 19 breeding pairs of rare hazel dormice into an undisclosed woodland location in Warwickshire, in an attempt to stem the decline of this endangered species. With their soft caramel fur, furry tail and big black eyes, hazel dormice are without question one …

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20
Jun

Press release: Rare hazel dormice reintroduced into a Warwickshire woodland

Tuesday 20 June, 2017

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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23
May

Press release: Save our stag beetles: make your garden a stag beetle sanctuary

Tuesday 23 May, 2017

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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09
May

Press release: Study reveals declining brown hares could benefit from non-native crops grown for bioenergy across Britain’s farmland

Tuesday 09 May, 2017

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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27
Apr

Press release: Help save the UK’s endangered water vole this May

Thursday 27 April, 2017

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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26
Apr

Hedgehog garden opens at RHS Harlow Carr

Wednesday 26 April, 2017

hedgehog by C Bell

Our Hedgehog Street inspired garden at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate, North Yorkshire was unveiled to visitors for the first time this week. Created by award-winning garden designer Tracy Foster, this new, permanent Hedgehog Street garden showcases a smorgasbord of hedgehog-friendly features designed to encourage visitors to the site to make the green spaces on their doorsteps …

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25
Apr

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

Tuesday 25 April, 2017

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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19
Apr

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

Wednesday 19 April, 2017

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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04
Apr

Devil rays receive new protection

Tuesday 04 April, 2017

Devil ray by Guys Stevens, Manta Trust

New Regulations will be in force from the 4th April 2017! The highly threatened devil ray has received a new level of protection at a recent international meeting on wildlife trade. PTES grantee Jane Hosegood updated us on this latest good news after attending the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) meeting in Johannesburg. She …

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29
Mar

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

Wednesday 29 March, 2017

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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08
Mar

Celebrating women in conservation

Wednesday 08 March, 2017

Dr Amy Dickman Amy is a conservation biologist at the University of Oxford, in the Department of Zoology. Her work focuses “mainly upon understanding the drivers of conflict between humans and large carnivores, and how those issues can be best addressed.” She also has an interest in wider aspects of carnivore ecology and conservation, and …

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11
Jan

Progress for Persian leopards

Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Iran - Persian Leopard

At the end of last year we launched an appeal to fund vital research to save the world’s last Persian leopards. And we are pleased to say we have had hundreds of generous donations. Your gifts were put into immediate action with our project in Iran. Leader Mohammad Farhadinia has reported back this new year with …

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