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Our recent successes

From Dormice in Derbyshire to Turtles in the Turks and Caicos Islands

With over 40 years of conservation work in the UK and around the world we have been involved with many brilliant projects and been able to achieve some incredible conservation successes. Here are some of our recent successes! Thank you to all those involved, and to all of you who helped to fund this work.

See our current UK projects and overseas projects, or donate now to support our current projects.

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    Mountain hares

    Counting mountain hare populations in the Lammermuir hills of Scotland.

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    Water voles

    Understanding how grassland water voles differ from other populations

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  • Giant tortoises

    Completing the first ever census of the critically endangered Eastern Santa Cruz tortoise.

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    Pine martens

    Understanding the diet of pine martens in northern Ireland and their adaptability to surroundings.

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    Andean bears

    Extending the mountainous Neblina Reserve in Ecuador for threatened Andean bears.

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    Bonobos in DRC

    We've supported African Wildlife Foundation to train rangers in the Iyondji Nature Reserve to patrol and prevent potential loggers and hunters from using the nature reserve.

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    Stag beetles

    Last season we have had over 8000 records submitted to the great stag hunt. Here are just some of our favourite images from 2019!

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    Dormice strongholds

    For the last 25 years we have been fighting to save the critically endangered, and incredibly cute, hazel dormouse in woodlands across England and Wales.

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    Suffolk’s water voles

    PTES recently provided funds for Suffolk Wildlife Trust to see what impact 15 years of mink trapping has had on their water voles.

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    Saiga antelope

    Working with local people to protect saiga antelope in a changing landscape

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  • Barbary macaques

    We've been working with local communities to stop the illegal pet trade of this endangered primate. In total we've reached over 8,300 children and teachers.

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    Snow leopards

    We’ve supported Wildlife Without Borders and Beijing Forestry University’s Wildlife Institute, to identify corridors and habitat for snow leopards

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    Dormice

    Dormouse box deliveries hit 15,000! One of the actions central to our work with hazel dormice is giving them a place to call home.

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    Red squirrels

    We’ve helped return red squirrels to woodlands in the north west Highlands in areas where the red squirrels will be safe from grey squirrels.

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  • Sea turtles

    Green and hawksbill turtles face a brighter future in the Caribbean where we’ve had some resounding success in the Turks and Caicos Islands

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  • Black hut

    We discovered that our Black Hut, where we hold our woodland management courses, was in danger of falling down. Your generous donations have helped save this much loved landmark.

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