Innovative mammal conservation

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Our greater horseshoe bat

It’s that time of year, between early and late spring when greater horseshoe bats begin to wake more frequently from their winter slumber. Soon they’ll be moving off into transition roosts: this type of roost is usually a building positioned somewhere between their winter and summer quarters. However, these roosts are not usually far from Read More

11th May 2015

Pine Marten Recovery Project March Update

Most of our blogs have focused on our work in Wales as we prepare the ground at the release sites for our pine marten reinforcement. This month’s blog focuses on the other end of our work, in Scotland. In early March, we headed north to the Scottish Highlands armed with maps, sample bags and waterproofs, Read More

26th March 2015

Pine Marten Recovery Project February Update

February picked up where January left off. For me, this meant more time conducting woodland surveys – when the snow eased up at least. I was covering locations in the forest above Devil’s Bridge in the Arch, and established that the two most diverse parts of the forest are associated with the two river arteries Read More

6th March 2015

Pine Marten Recovery Project January Update

The Vincent Wildlife Trust’s work with pine martens has been almost continual over the last three decades, spanning the entire UK, Ireland and parts of mainland Europe. It has been building up in scale and sophistication, and has resulted in the conception of our current focus – a Pine Marten Recovery Project (PMRP). A steady Read More

9th February 2015

People and Pine Martens in Wales end of project

This is the last instalment of the blogs for the People & Pine Marten in Wales (PPMW) project, of which I have been proud to be the Project Officer for the last two years. The project, funded by the Co-operative Wales’s Welsh carrier bag levy, has been a resounding success, achieving what it set out Read More

1st November 2014
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