People's Trust for Endangered Species

People's Trust for Endangered Species

Charity information

People's Trust for Endangered Species

Almost two thirds of UK species have declined in the past 50 years and one in ten faces the risk of extinction. Globally, it is estimated that between 10,000 and 100,000 species are becoming extinct every year.

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 exists.

Founded 1977

  • Mission statement

    People's Trust for Endangered Species is an international conservation charity, working to save endangered wildlife. We are passionate about protecting animals facing extinction in vulnerable habitats, but we also know that passion isn’t enough: successful conservation is based on sound scientific evidence.

    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.

  • Aims

    People's Trust for Endangered Species aims to:

    • To stop the decline of hazel dormice in Britain & return them to their historical range by i) improving landscape connectivity & habitat; ii) reintroducing populations; iii) ongoing monitoring.
    • To stabilise British hedgehog populations within urban/suburban areas and fully understand the factors affecting rural populations.
    • To measure the conservation status of the water vole in the UK; to support local conservation effort; and to assist with mitigation measures to protect the remaining local populations.
    • To document and improve the biodiversity quality of traditional orchards in England and Wales and to restore Rough Hill to excellent condition.
    • To manage and improve our ancient woodland to support important and threatened species and be a living example of excellence in woodland management to inspire and inform other conservation work.
  • Overview

    Established: August 1977

    Registered Charity Number: 274206

    Board members: 5

    Full time staff: 11

    Part time staff: 4

    Volunteers: 10000

    Phone number: 020 7062 8615

    Address: 3 Cloisters House SW8 4BG

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  • Saving traditional orchards

    Traditionally-managed orchards are rich havens for all sorts of wildlife as well as fruit.... More
  • Woodland sanctuary for dormice and red squirrels

    Briddlesford Woods on the Isle of Wight contains a unique ecosystem of rare and endangered... More
  • Going nuts for dormice

    The hazel dormouse is Britain’s only native dormouse species. Once widespread throughout... More