Wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) has released its annual Christmas gift catalogue, which showcases a variety of quirky and creative gift ideas that will help the most endangered wildlife across the UK and internationally. This year, new additions include fox-shaped cookie cutters and wildlife-themed ice cube trays – perfect for sweet treats and celebratory drinks throughout the festive season.
There are gifts to suit all budgets and interests, from household items to supporting conservation projects. £10 could provide enough food for a newly released dormouse couple until they can fend for themselves, £18 could help support the coppicing of hazel trees to ensure there’s enough hazelnuts for red squirrels and dormice so they can fatten up for winter, and £30 could help PTES train forest managers in Indonesia to understand how to help save the Bornean orang-utan.
The full range of wildlife gifts, ideal for any wildlife enthusiast, can be viewed and purchased online at www.ptes.org/shop. 100% of the profits go directly to help wildlife both across the UK and internationally.
Gifts of Nature (prices range from £10 – £100)
PTES has some unique gift ideas in their Gifts of Nature range. 100% of the money raised will help save endangered species worldwide. Gift options include:
- Honeymoon hamper: providing newly released dormice with food until they can fend for themselves in the wild
- Gardener’s friend: encouraging the public to create hedgehog holes and connect their gardens to form Hedgehog Highways
- Fighting for survival: educating more people in the conservation of stag beetles
- Winter wonderland: supporting coppicing practices in ancient woodland to help species such as red squirrels and hazel dormice through winter and spring
- Location, location, re-location: relocating the rare pine marten from Scotland to a new lush woodland home in Wales
- Tails of the riverbank: helping save water voles in the UK and boost their numbers by improving their riverbank homes
- Passage to India: working with villagers in India to plan agricultural work around elephant migratory routes & promoting alternative forms of livelihood
- Save orang-utan forest: training forest managers in Indonesia to help protect the Bornean orang-utan from extinction
- Snow leopard patrol: creating new patrol zones across Mongolia so more snow leopards can roam free
- Funky gibbon: training forest rangers to monitor and report illegal poaching of western hoolock gibbons and educating communities to respect this species
Wildlife Guides & Publications
For a comprehensive understanding of Britain’s mammals in both the countryside and urban environments, PTES has two concise guides so you can find out more about the wildlife living on your doorstep. Urban Mammals: A Concise Guide and Britain’s Mammals: A Concise Guide and are priced at £9.99 each or both for £15.00.
Animal Ink Cards
Choose from: hare, hedgehog, otter, red squirrel, badger or dormouse cards which are blank inside so you can personalise your message. Size 14 x 14cm on recycled card with a brown recycled paper envelope. Individually packaged and £2.50 each or £12.50 for a set of six.
Native Wildlife Tea Towels
Choose from Animal Ink – beautifully drawn native wildlife, or Collective Nouns including a prickle of hedgehogs! These tea towels are printed by hand in England and made from 100% unbleached cotton and £9 each or £16 for both.
Collective Noun Coasters
Choose from: a trip of hares, a romp of otters and a scurry of squirrels among others. Made in Britain, these quirky coasters are wipeable with a heat resistant matt vinyl print made from eucalyptus hardboard, and are priced at £3 each or 6 for £15.
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For further information, please contact Susannah Penn or Adela Cragg at Firebird PR:
T: 01235 835 297/ 07977 459 547
Notes to Editors
- PTES, a UK conservation charity created in 1977, is ensuring a future for endangered species throughout the world. We protect some of our most threatened wildlife species and habitats, and provide practical conservation support through research, grant-aid, educational programmes, wildlife surveys, publications and public events. Our current priority species and habitats include hazel dormice, hedgehogs, water voles, noble chafers, stag beetles, traditional orchards and native woodlands.
- Visit ptes.org for more information, or follow PTES on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ptes) and Twitter (@PTES).