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Pine marten

MacPherson, J. (2014). Feasibility Assessment for Reinforcing Pine Martens in England and Wales

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. This 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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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 i atgyfnerthu poblogaethau sydd eisoes yn bodoli ac sydd wedi methu adfer yn naturiol.

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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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Constructing, erecting and monitoring pine marten den boxes (Ireland)

These instructions show how to construct a pine marten den box, which is used to provide an artificial breeding site for pine martens in areas where there is an absence of natural tree cavities. Included are diagrams of the VWT and Timber Leaves den box designs and step-by-step construction photographs.

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The Pine Marten

An introduction to the pine marten. Including an overview of its history and current status in Britain, ecology and behaviour, pine martens and the law, and The Vincent Wildlife Trust’s work with the species.

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Living with Pine Martens

A guide to the pine marten in Scotland, including information on predation of poultry and game birds, denning in buildings and steps to take to exclude a non-breeding pine marten from a house. It also provides advice on how to prevent pine marten’s taking up residence in your property. This leaflet was produced in collaboration with and funded by Scottish Natural Heritage.

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PMRP E-newsletter February 2014

This newsletter is the first in a series that will keep you updated with the progress of VWT’s Pine Marten Recovery Project, report on all things pine marten and solicit support and comment on our activities.

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Constructing, erecting and monitoring pine marten den boxes

These instructions show how to construct a pine marten den box, which is used to provide an artificial breeding site for pine martens in areas where there is an absence of natural tree cavities. Included are diagrams of the VWT den box design and guidance for construction, maintenance and site selection.

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