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.
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?
- 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
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".
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