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Snow Leopards in Mongolia Update

Snow Leopard Trust - Emmanuel Keller

Mongolia is home to the second largest snow leopard population in the world, but sadly their numbers continue to plummet. Like many big cats, they are persecuted in retaliation for killing livestock and hunted for their fur as their home territory is becoming increasingly shared with humans. In this guest blog post Bayara Agvaantseren gives us an insight …

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Agriculture Bill is presented to Parliament

Aerial panorama over green crops in patchwork pasture farmland

Just as we depend on the UK’s farmland for much of the food we eat every day, so does lots of our wildlife. But over the decades our farming policies have had an unintended effect, dramatically reducing other countryside qualities that we need and value: like wildlife, landscape character, and water, air and soil quality. …

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Giant Otter project update: Gold mining, fish bites and hungry caiman

Giant otter group

Illegal gold mining activities and deforestation have severely affected the habitat of giant otters in the Peruvian amazon. However, the full extent of these human threats on giant otters are not well understood yet. People’s Trust for Endangered Species has teamed up with Adi  Barocas in Peru, to understand what is happening and what we can do …

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New research throws light on factors associated with the decline of Britain’s hedgehogs

Hedgehog by Miroslav Hlavko/Shutterstock.com

Results from the first systematic survey of rural hedgehog populations in England and Wales using footprint tracking tunnels has been published in Scientific Reports. Summary of findings This was the first systematic survey of rural hedgehog populations in England and Wales using footprint tracking tunnels to measure the presence / absence of hedgehogs Hedgehogs were present …

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Indonesian songbird faces imminent extinction

Black winged Myna Photo Credit: Evros Damianou

Just 20 years ago, the black-winged mynas were common enough to be listed at Least Concern and could be still easily observed in the wild. Now, global conservation partnership BirdLife International estimates that there may be as few as 500 left in the wild and list it as Critically Endangered. In the largest study of …

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Dance to save lions

dancing lions photo credit Ruaha Carnivore project

We’ve supported a range of interesting conservation projects over the years but dance parties to celebrate lions is unique! In this guest blog post Amy Dickman from the Ruaha Carnivore Project explains how working with local people has changed the fortunes of lions. Lion Defender dancing events grow more and more popular  In the Barabaig …

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Hedgehog housing census – the results are in!

Ann Stratford Hedgehog Street

Survey results reveal the secrets to creating a hedgehog’s perfect home…. School’s out for the summer so what better way to spend an afternoon than by creating your own hedgehog house, to help the nation’s favourite mammal from further decline. The Hedgehog Street team is urging people to help hedgehogs by building them the perfect …

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How to help rural hedgehogs: free guide for farmers from Hedgehog Street

hedgehog by Sheila Lodey

The State of Britain’s Hedgehogs 2018 report, published earlier this year, showed that hedgehogs in rural areas are in severe decline with numbers plummeting by half since the millennium. Now, along with the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS), we’ve published an illustrated guide offering advice to the farmers and other landowners on how to help …

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Dormouse reintroduction update

Dormouse reintroduction update photo credit: Clare Pengelly

In June, we coordinated the release of 39 dormice in a woodland in Warwickshire as part of the Natural England Species Recovery Programme. It was a big day for the dormice and everyone involved in the release – and it all went according plan! This is our first dormouse reintroduction update for 2018. The first …

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Mammals on Roads 2018

mammals on roads 2018 photo credit: Emily Jones

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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Dormouse day 2018

Dormouse in hand (photo credit: Bev Lewis)

Today, Thursday 14 June 2018, we are releasing hazel dormice into a woodland in Warwickshire in partnership with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and others. Today’s release follows last year’s reintroduction, which took place in June 2017 near Wappenbury. This was the first phase of the wider Dunsmore Living Landscape Scheme – a project coordinated by the Warwickshire Wildlife …

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Press Release: Rare hazel dormice reintroduced to second Warwickshire woodland as part of wider landscape project

Ian White with dormouse in hand by PTES

Rare hazel dormice reintroduced to second Warwickshire woodland as part of wider landscape project Today, Thursday 14 June 2018, wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) in partnership with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and others, are releasing 20 breeding pairs or trios of rare hazel dormice (Muscardinus avellanarius) into an undisclosed woodland location just south …

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