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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 53 organisations involved in the State of Nature Report.


A native enigma: the pine marten

VWT in Ireland’s Ruth Hanniffy reports on new research on the pine marten in the Native Woodland Trust’s ‘Woodland’ Magazine.


Back from the brink: pine martens in Wales

In the ancient wildwoods that once blanketed much of Britain, the pine marten was one of our most common carnivores, but today the story is rather different. Written by VWT’s Pine Marten Recovery Project Officer, Jenny MacPherson, for the Woodland Trust’s Magazine ‘WoodWise’.


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.


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.


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.


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’.


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.


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.


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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