Countryside Jobs Service (CJS) is an ethical business working in harmony with environmental professionals to conserve the British countryside and natural world. They’re motivated by conservation success not profits, and their website provides a one-stop shop for everyone in the countryside, conservation, ecology and wildlife sectors.
We’re delighted to have been chosen as CJS’s featured charity for 2023. Along with generous free advertising, CJS supports charities like ours by offering their supporters the option to add a donation to their subscription. This, they’re proud to say, is to help charitable organisations like People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) to spend donations where it really counts.
Investing in talented people around the world
PTES protects wildlife in Britain and around the world by bringing our most threatened species back from the brink of extinction. We do this through ground-breaking research, practical conservation and education, all with the help of our supporters.
Jill Nelson, PTES Chief Executive writes, “PTES has been around for 45 years. From the start we supported conservation research worldwide, investing in talented people to test the best ways to protect endangered species in their natural habitats. Today, for example, our Conservation Partnerships provide five-year support to talented conservationists with a track record of scientific investigation and practical conservation action. We have five partners working on a range of species all over the world.”
Our approach is still to inspire and enable thousands of people to help us, ranging from direct support for conservation professionals to involving the public and volunteers in practical action to help specific species and their habitats. Scientists, local communities, landowners, the public, volunteers and partner organisations all play a part.
Everything PTES does is based on scientific evidence. This evidence guides our conservation efforts and is shared through our events and publications. PTES Insight Grants, for example, support shorter-term projects focusing on issues that hamper conservation action. Closer to home, PTES Internships help younger conservationists gain the practical or research experience to forge successful conservation careers. And we commission work to support other priority species.
As well as research grants, we manage our own conservation programmes. Current priorities are hedgehogs, dormice, water voles and invertebrates in orchards, woodlands, hedgerows, wood pasture and parkland.
Partnerships with other organisations are vital too. Much of our hedgehog work is managed with fellow NGO The British Hedgehog Preservation Society with whom we’ve run Hedgehog Street since 2011, encouraging hedgehog champions to transform their gardens and neighbourhoods. Collaboration with The Tree Council, FWAG and Wildlife Trusts massively extends our hedgerow work. Altogether, our wide collaboration enables our 23 paid staff to achieve a remarkable amount.
Thanks to you
None of this would be possible without our thousands of amazing financial supporters and our own fundraising team. Most of our income comes from public donations and legacies with more from specific grants and trust support, corporate partners, retail and office rentals. A big thank you to all of them and to everyone else who collectively keep our show on the road.
We’re looking forward to working closely with Countryside Jobs Service in 2023 and would like to wish each and every PTES supporter a very happy New Year.
Header image credit Sarah Barnsley