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Pine marten

McNicol et al. (2020). Postrelease movement and habitat selection of translocated pine martens Martes martes

We used radio-tracking to describe postrelease
movement and habitat selection of pine martens translocated from Scotland to Wales.


McNicol et al. (2020). Translocated native pine martens Martes martes alter short-term space use by invasive non-native grey squirrels Sciurus carolinensis

We investigated the short-term effects of exposure to
translocated pine martens on the space use and survival of resident grey squirrels.


Bavin, D. et al. (2020). Using Q-methodology to understand stakeholder perspectives on a carnivore translocation

As part of a national recovery programme for the pine marten Martes martes, a protected mesocarnivore in the UK, we used Q-methodology to understand the perspectives of residents living in an area in which a pine marten translocation project was planned.


Living with Pine Martens factsheet

This factsheet provides information and advice on living with pine martens, including how to deter and exclude pine martens from denning in buildings and how to preventing predation on domestic fowl and game birds.


A guide to identifying evidence of pine martens – updated

This recently updated guide gives an overview of the pine marten and shows how to identify pine marten field signs. This leaflet also provides information on the pine marten projects in England and Wales and ways of getting involved.


Sainsbury, K. et al. (2019). Recent history, current status, conservation and management of native mammalian carnivore species in Great Britain

This paper compares and contrasts the recent history and population status of
Britain’s native mammalian carnivore species from the 1960s to 2017.


Bringing the pine marten back from the brink

The Back from the Brink project paved the way for the recovery of the pine marten in northern England as the population spreads south from Scotland.


Croose, E. et al. (2016). Den boxes as a tool for pine marten conservation and population monitoring

This paper presents the results on the provision and occupancy of pine marten den boxes in Galloway Forest, Scotland. 50 den boxes were installed in order to increase the availability and diversity of suitable den sites for breeding female martens and aid monitoring of the marten population. A proportion of the boxes was occupied by martens every year and the boxes were used by breeding females to raise their young.


Pine Marten Recovery Project Leaflet (Bilingual)

The Vincent Wildlife Trust (VWT), with its 30-year history of pine marten research, is currently boosting Wales’ struggling marten population. Following an extensive feasibility study and consultation with local landowners and communities, 20 pine martens were caught in Scotland and released into an area of mid-Wales in autumn 2015.


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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