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  • If you go down to the woods tonight…

    VWT’s Henry Schofield reports on the ecological needs and requirements of Britain’s bats in the Woodland Trust’s ‘WoodWise’ magazine.


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  • The return of the polecat

    One of our least-known mammals, once almost driven to the point of extinction, is making a comeback across Britain. VWT’s Lizzie Croose reports for the Woodland Trust’s Magazine ‘WoodWise’.


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  • 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 Read More


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  • Annual Report & Financial Statements 2015

    This report outlines our achievements in 2015, explains our governance arrangements and outlines our future plans. The VWT’s audited financial statements for 2015 provide financial details of our work during the year and how it was funded.


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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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  • 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.


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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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  • Croose, E. (2016) The Distribution and Status of the Polecat (Mustela putorius) in Britain 2014-2015

    Polecat distribution surveys at ten-year intervals have been recommended in order to monitor changes in polecat distribution. The aim of this survey was to gather up-to-date information on the distribution of polecats and polecat-ferrets during the period 2014-2015.


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