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Noble chafer beetle- credit Bryan Pinchen

London-based wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) and Royal Holloway University of London have joined forces to launch a new national beetle survey, in order to conserve the beautiful but threatened noble chafer beetle. PTES and Royal Holloway are looking for volunteers to look for noble chafers over a two-week period in June, …

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The cheetah is Africa’s most threatened large cat. Over the past century, the world’s cheetah population has declined by 90%. There are now only 7000 cheetahs left in Africa. Their future lies in the hands of the farmers with which they share the land. Cheetah Conservation Botswana aims to conserve Botswana’s important cheetah population through …

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Meet Rachel. She is one of our wonderful interns for 2019. See what she gets up to in a day as she works on her project to understand urban hedgehog populations in London. Any excuse to leave the office My day starts in the Conservation Technology storeroom at London Zoo. I need to prepare 70 …

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Conservation needs you “One of the most important things in conservation is socialisation, awareness and education with the local people” Anna Nekaris, Little Fireface Project In many instances, for conservation to work it has to involve local communities, it has to resolve the conflicts that sometimes arise between wildlife and humans, it has to recognise …

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In 2015, wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) launched the first ever National Water Vole Monitoring Programme (NWVMP) to help save water voles – the UK’s fastest declining mammal. Now, four years on, PTES is calling for volunteers to take part in its annual survey of these riverside residents, in order to find …

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Living with Mammals 2019 launched this week (1st April) and David Wembridge, our Surveys Coordinator, has been getting the word out across BBC local radio. Did you hear him this week? ‘It’s been quite a media whirlwind but the opportunity to talk about the survey and these extraordinary animals on our doorstep is fantastic and …

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Farmed landscapes Island of Java is home to 60% of Indonesia’s population but only has 10% of its natural forest left. This means that the native animals have to adapt to living in farmed habitats too. Anna Nekaris, our Conservation Partner, and her team are working to ensure that these farmed landscapes are suitable for …

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A personal account from the moors by Carlos Bedson, whom we are funding to lead an in-depth study to understand the sustainability of the population of mountain hares in the Peak District. The results of Carlos’s studies will help to provide advice crucial to saving our last wild mountain hares, and identify the most important …

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Surveying for signs The Noble Chafer, Gnorimus nobilis (Linnaeus, 1758) is a striking metallic green beetle usually associated with old orchard trees. It is rare and classified as vulnerable in the UK, which means it is at risk of extinction here. Its UK stronghold lies in the traditional orchards of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire and …

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8th March 2019 Today we are celebrating the women we have the privilege of working with here at PTES this International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is #BalanceForBetter, noticing its absence and celebrating its presence. We are championing the work and progress of our female colleagues in conservation and looking at their achievements as an …

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The dry season We’re delighted to report that work to protect the Persian leopard has been progressing well in Tandoureh National Park, Iran. Our project leader, Mohammad Farhadinia, explained recently that his team’s efforts are really paying off. Last year his rangers built 13 water holes throughout the park. The team has also run several …

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PTES and partners Doodles and Scribbles were invited by the team at the park’s wonderful community greenhouses to run a half term hedgehog morning for local kids. It was a full house of babies, toddlers, older children, parents and grandparents as the sun shone in south London.  We introduced the children to the world of …

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