Almost two thirds of UK species have declined in the past 50 years and a startling one in ten faces the risk of extinction. Hedgehogs and dormice could soon be gone from our hedgerows and woodlands for good. There is nothing natural or inevitable about the alarming rate at which we are losing animals and their living landscapes. It is absolutely avoidable. That's why People's Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) exists.
For nearly 40 years our ground-breaking research has resulted in practical conservation action across the world, targeted where it's most needed and where it will have maximum impact. For over 20 years we have particularly focused on British mammals that are under threat, a group of animals in damaging decline but often overlooked in favour of birds or the more exotic species. We have already achieved a great deal and improved the outlook for many British mammals, however there are still many challenges ahead. We receive no core funding from government and so rely entirely on the generosity of our supporters and charitable trusts to continue our work.
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