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Croose, E. & Carter, S.P. (2019). A pilot study of a novel method to monitor weasels (Mustela nivalis) and stoats (M. erminea) in Britain

In this paper, we present the results of a pilot study to trial the efficacy of a novel method for detecting the distribution of weasels and stoats in Britain, and we discuss its potential application for wide-scale monitoring.


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.

Photo: ©Frank Greenaway


Croose, E. et al. (2018). A review of the status of the Western polecat Mustela putorius: a neglected and declining species?

This paper reviews and summarises information on the polecat’s status and range-wide population trends.


Wright, P.G.R. et al. (2018). Genetic structure and diversity of a rare woodland bat, Myotis bechsteinii: comparison of continental Europe and Britain

In this study, we report the genetic diversity and structure of M. bechsteinii across Britain and Europe.


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.


VWT Newsletter 2020

This issue of our newsletter includes a round-up of our work in 2020 and some of plans for 2021.


A new vision for the critically endangered European mink


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.


Annual Report and Financial Statements – December 2019

Vincent Wildlife Trust has just published its Annual Report for 2019. The report gives an overview of the past year’s highlights, its projects, its partners and its audited financial statements.


A preliminary feasibility assessment for the reintroduction of the European wildcat to England and Wales

This report constitutes a preliminary assessment of the biological feasibility of reintroducing the European wildcat to regions of England and Wales. This was done by modelling and mapping potentially suitable wildcat habitat across England and Wales in the first instance, and by identifying the range of potential risk factors that may negatively impact a wildcat reintroduction. 

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