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11
Oct

Life of a researcher – Giant Otters

Wednesday 11 October, 2017

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. PTES has teamed up with Adi  Barocas in Peru, to understand what is happening and what we can do to reverse their fortunes. …

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09
Oct

Rough Hill Orchard Update

Monday 09 October, 2017

Rough Hill Sept 2017 (Credit: E Thomas)

Roughing it at Rough Hill  Laura Bower (our Conservation Officer) and three other keen members of staff have just been to visit Rough Hill, our orchard in Worcestershire, where they met up with our fantastic group of volunteers at their monthly work party. They got stuck in clearing bramble, grass and weeds away from the young …

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15
Aug

First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched

Tuesday 15 August, 2017

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. This week, the first ever national Hedgehog Housing Census has been launched by Hedgehog Street, a nationwide campaign set up by ourselves and the British Hedgehog …

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15
Aug

Press release: First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched to help popular UK garden residents

Tuesday 15 August, 2017

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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09
Aug

We are 40!!

Wednesday 09 August, 2017

Persian leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor).

August is our birthday month as People’s Trust for Endangered Species turns 40 years old. PTES exists to conserve species worldwide that are rare or threatened with extinction, which we tackle through education and scientific research to benefit wildlife and people.  Can you help celebrate and protect wildlife for the future by supporting us with a …

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25
Jul

Help us survey Suffolk’s Wood Pasture and Parkland

Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Veteran Oak in wood pasture. Moccas Park

Wood pasture is an important habitat, positively teeming with life and vital to preserve. Characterised by big old trees growing in open pasture-land, wood pastures are often derived from medieval hunting forests and old wooded commons. The splendid trees they often contain are some of the oldest living things in our country, providing a direct …

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04
Jul

Press release: New app created to engage new audiences with wildlife conservation

Tuesday 04 July, 2017

badger icon for Mammals on Roads app

A new Mammals on Roads app for iOS9 and above, and Android 7, has been created to enable sightings of Britain’s mammals to be recorded on the move, allowing wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) to identify changes in population numbers and help conservation.   The app is free, easy to use, and …

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20
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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