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People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) is, for the first time, running its Living with Mammals survey during autumn, from Monday 31st August until Sunday 29th November • Volunteers are asked to record wild mammals they spot in gardens and green spaces• This is the first time Living with Mammals has taken place during autumn• …

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Grey squirrels are predated significantly more than red squirrels, with pine martens targeting greys exclusively in spring and summer, during their breeding season New research by Queen’s University Belfast shows that native European pine martens (Martes martes) predate on non-native grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) significantly more than red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris). The findings, published in …

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The impact of Covid-19 on global wildlife has been both positive and negative, but now the lack of funding threatens to undo decades of conservation work. UK-based wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) warns that wildlife conservation – both within the UK and internationally – is in danger of being forgotten during the …

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People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) is calling on supporters to sign a petition to address the global wildlife trade. The global wildlife trade can be cruel and a hotbed for emerging infectious diseases like COVID-19. Join us in demanding a solution to the global wildlife trade. Now. The Coalition to Ban Wildlife Trade campaign, …

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Samya, our partner in India, recently told us they’ve lost ten elephants already this year. Five have been electrocuted and three have been hit by trains and killed on the railway lines. Death for Asian elephants continues to be an increasing threat. Increasing populations, increasing conflicts Asian elephants are the smaller cousins of Africa’s giants. …

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The endangered northern river terrapin On the north-eastern coast of India, in a region known as the Sundarbans, our friend Shai Singh and his team have been working hard to bring the Northern river terrapin population back from the brink. Considered functionally extinct in the wild – in other words, without help they won’t survive …

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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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Welsh sunrise

The shortest day of the year will soon be upon us and we’re celebrating all the best bits of winter. Migrating birds arriving in their thousands, the feeling of fresh snow underfoot and an excuse to drink hot chocolate at the end of a wintry walk. Of course one of the best things about winter …

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Our Hedgehog Street inspired garden at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate, North Yorkshire was unveiled to visitors for the first time this week. Created by award-winning garden designer Tracy Foster, this new, permanent Hedgehog Street garden showcases a smorgasbord of hedgehog-friendly features designed to encourage visitors to the site to make the green spaces on their doorsteps …

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Hedgehog by Ali Taylor

A Hedgehog Street inspired garden at RHS Harlow Carr, Harrogate, North Yorkshire will be unveiled for the first time today [Tuesday 25 April 2017], by wildlife charities People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS), who have successfully coordinated the Hedgehog Street campaign since 2011, and work tirelessly to conserve …

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Devil ray by Guys Stevens, Manta Trust

New Regulations will be in force from the 4th April 2017! The highly threatened devil ray has received a new level of protection at a recent international meeting on wildlife trade. PTES grantee Jane Hosegood updated us on this latest good news after attending the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) meeting in Johannesburg. She …

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It’s not too late to save UK nature but we must act now – that is the conclusion from a coalition of more than 50 leading wildlife and research organisations behind the State of Nature 2016 report. Following on from the groundbreaking State of Nature report in 2013, leading professionals from 53 wildlife organisations have …

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