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  • Croose, E. et al. (2014). Distribution of the pine marten in southern Scotland in 2013

    This report follows on from a pine marten Expansion Zone Survey conducted in 2012 (Croose et al., 2013), which provided information on current patterns of pine marten distribution in Scotland following population recovery and range expansion since the 20th century.


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  • Annual Report Summary 2012

    This summary version of our Annual Report outlines our achievements in 2012. It also gives a financial synopsis and summarises our future plans. If you would like to read the VWT’s audited financial statements for 2012 they are presented in our full VWT ‘Annual Report and Financial Statements’.


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  • Annual Report and Financial Statements 2012

    This report outlines The Vincent Wildlife Trust’s achievements in 2012, explains our governance arrangements and outlines our future plans. The VWT’s audited financial statements for 2012 provide financial details of our work during the year and how it was funded.


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  • VWT E-newsletter October 2013

    This issue gives an overview of our work on mustelids, in Scotland, Wales and Ireland, with a particular focus on the pine marten. Our bat work continues with the Impacts of Street Lighting on Biodiversity project, Our Beacon for Bats project, a study tour to Belgium, and our new bat roost webcam.


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  • How to exclude pine martens from game and poultry pens (Ireland)

    This leaflet provides information on practical steps you can take to protect game and domestic fowl from pine martens. Details are provided on preventative methods such as line wire and overhang electric fencing and pop holes. Guidance is also given on making hen houses marten-proof.


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  • A guide to identifying the small mustelids of Britain and Ireland

    The small mustelids are characterised by their long thin body shape, which enables them to follow their prey down small tunnels and burrows. However, because of their similar body shape they can be difficult to distinguish from each other. This guide helps with the identification of the mustelid family.


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  • Quick-start guide to the identification of small mustelids

    This ‘quick-start’ guide shows the distinguishing features of members of the small mustelid family in Britain and Ireland, which includes the otter, pine marten, polecat, polecat-ferret, mink, stoat and weasel. It also shows common small mustelid tracks and signs.


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  • Our Mammal Conservation Strategy in Britain and Ireland

    Our native mammals, alongside all of our native wildlife, are struggling to cope with a range of threats, but often we are able to make a real difference – both species of horseshoe bat are doing well, and the discovery of the pine marten body in Wales in 2012 gives us great hope for the future.


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  • The Irish Stoat

    The most recent study of this elusive mammal was conducted in County Galway three years ago. This short leaflet presents the results of this survey, as well as some additional information on one of Ireland’s oldest residents.


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  • Croose, E., Birks, J.D.S. & Schofield, H.W. (2013). Expansion zone survey of pine marten distribution in Scotland

    This report arises from a partnership project involving The Vincent Wildlife Trust and Scottish Natural Heritage. The aim of this field-based survey was to gather new information on the changing distribution of the pine marten in 2012.Given the anecdotal evidence of the species’ continuing re-colonisation of Scotland following its historical decline, this Read More


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