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  • From Mallards to Martens

    ‘From Mallards to Martens’ is a celebration of the mammal conservation work carried out by the VWT over the last 40 years. The Trust was founded, funded and led by Vincent Weir from its inception in 1975 until the early 2000s and the book records the Trust’s work on the conservation of mammal species in Read More


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  • Evidence of Pine Martens in England and Wales 1996-2007: Analysis of Reported Sightings and Foundations for the Future

    This report presents an analysis of evidence of pine martens gathered from England and Wales over a 12-year period (1996-2007); this evidence mainly comprised sightings reported by naturalists, land managers and members of the public.


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  • The Bats of Britain and Ireland

    This is an excellent little introduction and identification guide to 14 species of bat found throughout Britain and Ireland. Each species description covers roosts, food & feeding, breeding, status & distribution, and identification.


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  • The Lesser Horseshoe Bat: Conservation Handbook

    This handbook draws together ideas for modifying, enhancing and creating roosts for lesser horseshoe bats based upon the experience of The Vincent Wildlife Trust over more than 16 years.


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  • The Polecat Survey of Britain 2004-2006: A Report on the Polecat’s Distribution, Status and Conservation

    This report confirms that the polecat’s recovery in Britain is continuing; it is now widely re-established across Wales, the Midlands and central southern England. Over the 2004-2006 survey period, 1,273 records of polecats and polecat-ferrets were received.


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  • The Water Vole and Mink Survey of Britain 1996-1998 with a History of the Long-Term Changes in the Status of Both Species and their Causes

    This report is devoted largely to an analysis of the results of the second survey of the status of the water vole and its main predator, the feral American mink, in Britain. (CD only).


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  • The Distribution of the Hazel Dormouse in Wales (2001)

    This report presents the results of three years of survey effort on the hazel dormouse in Wales, initiated by the VWT in the autumn of 1997. The survey was organised in response to concerns that the true distribution and status was relatively poorly known.


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  • Distribution and Status of the Polecat in Britain in the 1990s

    This report presents the results of five years of survey and research work on the polecat in Britain. The work reveals that the polecat’s recolonisation of its former range is continuing and recommends conservation actions.


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  • Otter Survey of England, 1991-1994: A Report on the Decline and Recovery of the Otter in England and on its Distribution, Status and Conservation

    The third Otter Survey of England, which confirms a significant recovery of the English population since the provisional recovery suggested by the 1984-86 survey. Further analysis of the causes of the original population decline are given, as well as current threats to the recovery.


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  • The Water Vole in Britain, 1989-1990: Its Distribution and Changing Status

    The British water vole population declined throughout the 20th century due to habitat destruction and intensification of agriculture. This is the first of two national surveys carried out by the VWT that showed this decline had developed into a population ‘crash’.


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