Innovative mammal conservation

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Innovative mammal conservation

For more than 45 years, Vincent Wildlife Trust (VWT) has led the way in supporting the recovery of mammals such as the otter, water vole, horseshoe bats and, more recently, pine marten. VWT is respected internationally as a leader in developing and implementing innovative approaches that halt and reverse declines in threatened mammal species.


Our specific niche

VWT undertakes surveys to identify the status of mammals of concern, carries out pioneering conservation-led research, publishes the details of this work and offers expert advice to others through practical demonstration. Our research has helped provide solutions to conservation issues locally and internationally.

We are involved in both landscape-scale delivery of conservation actions and with more local, small-scale initiatives, linking in with national and European programmes, forums and partnerships as appropriate.

We continue to be a catalyst for innovative conservation as we work with new species, new partnerships and new areas.

Read our Ten-Year Strategy to find out what we aim to achieve and how we aim to deliver our strategy by 2030.

Our VISION is that Vincent Wildlife Trust is a catalyst for mammal conservation.

Our MISSION is to conserve threatened mammals by leading the way with evidence-led conservation work.


Conservation Evidence
Vincent Wildlife Trust has an evidence-based approach to all of its conservation work and is an ‘Evidence Champion’ with Conservation Evidence, which is based at the University of Cambridge.

We have published the following papers with Conservation Evidence:

Croose, E. et al. (2016). Den boxes as a tool for pine marten conservation and population monitoring

Marina Bollo Palacios et al (2023) Exclusion of barn owls Tyto alba from a greater horseshoe bat Rhinolophus ferrumequinum roost in Devon, UK.


Photo: ©Frank Greenaway

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