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Organisation Reference People's Trust For Endangered Species (PTES)
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This information has been taken directly from the People's Trust For Endangered Species (PTES) Website.

Aims of the Trust

Since 1977, PTES has been helping to ensure a future for many endangered species throughout the world.

Today, people are becoming increasingly aware of the threat to wildlife and the alarming rate at which the numbers of many species are declining. We at the Trust are committed to working in an effort to preserve them in their natural habitats for future generations to enjoy.

We focus on specific problems as they arise and we write regularly to our supporters outlining each new project we undertake.

Everyone who contributes to a charity likes to know how their money has been used. We produce an annual newsletter in which we give all the latest news of our projects, achievements and plans for the future.

Scientific Research

Successful conservation measures can only be based on sound research. PTES supports scientists in the UK and overseas finding solutions to questions such as how can we beat the parapoxvirus which is attacking red squirrels throughout mainland UK? And what is the best way to successfully rehabilitate orang-utans back into the wild in Indonesia?

Practical Conservation

  • Building and protecting bat roosts.
  • Setting up captive breeding enclosures for red squirrels.
  • Setting up turtle hatcheries and protecting turtle nest sites in Costa Rica whilst ensuring that the local communities benefit from the conservation work.
  • Working to prevent the illegal trade in babirusa pigs and to make its forest habitat in Indonesia a protected area.

Spreading the Word

Everyone knows something about endangered species, especially the problems facing large animals like rhinos and elephants in far-away places. But there's far more to it than that.

We want to tell as many people as possible about what needs to be done, to encourage them to help and join in all the efforts going on to save endangered species both here at home and throughout the world.

"The Object of the Charity" as our Constitution puts it, is "To advance the education of the public in the knowledge of those Endangered Species, which are rare, or threatened with extinction".

Protecting Habitats

Owning the land on which endangered species live is the best way to ensure their future. PTES owns a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on the Isle of Wight, a woodland home to endangered red squirrels and hazel dormice. You are welcome to visit Hurst Copse all year round and you can visit other parts of the woodland on some of our wildlife-watching events. The woodland was bought with the help of several generous legacies and money from the National Heritage Lottery Fund.

Registered Charity Number: 274206

Dates Referenced August 2001
Contact Details


15 Cloisters House
8 Battersea Park Road
London SW8 4BG
Tel. 020 7498 4533
Fax. 020 7498 4459

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Specific References (Please note - website addresses change frequently and all references are dated accordingly. If hyperlinks are no longer active, please inform us)

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W105.Apr2004.w1 Publications List  http://www.ptes.org/publications/

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