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  • State of Nature 2016: Wales

    This report is a companion to the State of Nature 2016 report, which makes an assessment of the fortunes of wildlife across the UK, its Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories. This State of Nature 2016: Wales report represents a step forward in our ability to report on Wales’ biodiversity. Since the first report was published back in 2013, we have developed new Read More


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  • State of Nature 2016

    This report pools data and expertise from more than 50 nature conservation and research organisations to give a cutting edge overview of the state of nature in the UK and in its seas, Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories. It presents newly developed measures of change, the latest knowledge on what has driven these changes, and showcase inspiring examples of how we can work together to save nature. The VWT is one of Read More


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  • Pilot pine marten reinforcement in Wales: Mitigation Plan

    This Pine Marten Recovery Project Mitigation Plan has been prepared by The Vincent Wildlife Trust (VWT) as part of its project to restore self-sustaining populations of pine martens to England and Wales. The purpose of the Mitigation Plan is to provide information about the relationship between pine martens and people.


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  • Belaod Coed yn cyrraedd Cymru

    Mae’r cynllun cyntaf ar raddfa Brydeinig i achub un o’n anifeiliaid cigysol prinnaf wedi cychwyn. Mae belaod coed brodorol o’r Alban yn dechrau ar fywyd newydd yng Nghymru, ac mae rhagor ohonyn nhw ar y ffordd!


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  • Advice note: Release of pine martens into the wild in Britain

    The pine marten is a medium-sized, arboreal member of the mustelid (stoat and weasel) family. Pine martens were historically widespread throughout Britain but by 1915 the combined effects of woodland clearance and intensive predator control had resulted in extinction in all but the most remote upland areas of northwest Scotland, northern England and Wales.


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  • Asesiad Dichonoldeb ar gyfer Atgyfnerthu Niferoedd Bele’r Coed yn Lloegr a Chymru (Crynodeb)

    Gallai trawsleoliad llwyddiannus o felaod coed i gynefinoedd addas lle roeddent unwaith yn bodoli – un ai’n hanesyddol neu’n fwy diweddar – fod yn gam sylweddol ymlaen o ran gwella statws cadwraethol ac amrywiaeth genetegol y rhywogaeth hon yn Lloegr a Chymru. Mae’r adroddiad hwn yn cynnig asesiad cychwynnol o ddichonoldeb ymgymryd â gwaith trawsleoli Read More


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  • Feasibility Assessment for Reinforcing Pine Marten Numbers in England and Wales (Executive Summary)

    Successful translocations of pine marten to recently and historically occupied suitable habitat could be a major proactive step towards improving the conservation status and genetic diversity of pine marten in England and Wales. The full report provides an initial assessment of the feasibility of undertaking translocations to reinforce existing populations that have failed to recover naturally.


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  • Forestry trends in Wales, in relation to potential pine marten recovery

    One of the major factors thought to underpin the decline of the pine marten population in Wales is the loss of woodland and fragmentation of habitat. In order to successfully re-establish the population it is vital to understand the current and future trends in woodland cover and composition.


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  • People & Pine Marten in Wales: Public Opinion Survey 2013

    Following extensive survey work and research in Wales over a twenty year period, The Vincent Wildlife Trust has decided that the only way there will be a recovery of the pine marten in Wales is through active intervention; reinforcing the existing population. This type of work cannot succeed without public support and participation.


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  • Lesser Horseshoe Night Roost Design

    We have recently developed and tested a design for a night roost for lesser horseshoe bats. More information and the design of the night roost is detailed in this document.


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