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People and Pine Martens in Wales Public Opinion Survey

This report summarises the findings of a public opinion survey which aimed to establish a base level of awareness of pine martens and gather information on opinions on pine marten recovery in Wales.

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PMRP Newsletter June 2017

Welcome to the Pine Marten Recovery Project Newsletter 2017. Here you can read the latest news from the project, including the survival and territorial establishment of the pine martens recently translocated to Wales and their breeding success to date. You can also find out more about our on-going pine marten work in other parts of the UK and in Ireland.

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The Pine Marten in Ireland

VWT’s Ruth Hanniffy reports on the latest research into this conservation success story in the Irish Wildlife Trust’s ‘Irish Wildlife’ Magazine.

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Welsh rare kits

VWT’s David Bavin is part of a team that is bringing pine martens back to Wales and is amazed by how the animals have taken to their new home. David reports on the pine marten’s return to Wales in BBC Wildlife Magazine’s October issue.

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A native enigma: the pine marten

VWT in Ireland’s Ruth Hanniffy reports on new research on the pine marten in the Native Woodland Trust’s ‘Woodland’ Magazine.

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Back from the brink: pine martens in Wales

In the ancient wildwoods that once blanketed much of Britain, the pine marten was one of our most common carnivores, but today the story is rather different. Written by VWT’s Pine Marten Recovery Project Officer, Jenny MacPherson, for the Woodland Trust’s Magazine ‘WoodWise’.

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Pine marten kits born in the wild in Wales

It’s official – pine marten kits have been born in Wales. The pine marten carries the title of Britain’s second rarest carnivore after the wildcat, making these births a very significant moment in the conservation of this native mammal. Written for The Mammals Society’s ‘Mammal News’.

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PMRP Newsletter June 2016

Welcome to the latest Pine Marten Recovery Project Newsletter. Here you can read the latest news on the pine martens relocated to Wales in the autumn of 2015 and find out more about our on-going pine marten work both in the UK and in Ireland.

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Cenawon bele’r coed yn cael eu geni yn y gwyllt yng Nghymru

Mae’r newyddion wedi cael eu cyhoeddi’n swyddogol – gannwyd cenawon bele’r coed yng Nghymru. Adnabyddir y bele fel ail anifail cigysol prinnaf Prydain, ar ôl y gath wyllt, sy’n golygu fod y genedigaethau hyn yn nodi carreg filltir bwysig yng ngwaith cadwraeth y mamal brodorol hwn.

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Mammals in the Mist

PhD student Catherine McNicol spends her field seasons in the Welsh rain, trying to understand the relationship between two of the UK’s mammals, one of which does not belong here.

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