Innovative mammal conservation

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We’re hiring!

DEADLINE REACHED — we are no longer accepting applications for this post. Do you have a demonstrable commitment to volunteering and community engagement and a passion for mammal conservation? Vincent Wildlife Trust, a specialist mammal research and conservation charity working on threatened mammals, is offering an opportunity for someone experienced in working both with volunteers in a conservation Read More

1st November 2021

New way to donate to our Sussex Bat Appeal!

You can now make donations to the Sussex Bat Appeal through Sussex Bat Group’s Just Giving page. All donations will go towards saving a crucial new roost in Southeast England and help the spread of greater horseshoe bats into southeast England. Once more widespread across Britain, this species is currently largely confined to the southwest of Read More

26th October 2021

Sussex Bat Appeal — the latest

Great News! We have raised the deposit to take the Stables in West Sussex off the open market!   A small but significant group of greater horseshoe bats has recently been discovered using this dilapidated building as a maternity roost. This is  very exciting as it is the first known breeding population east of its current stronghold in southwest England.   Read More

27th September 2021

We’re looking for a Bat Programme Manager

DEADLINE REACHED — we are no longer accepting applications for this post. VWT is looking for a Bat Programme Manager to drive forward its bat conservation programme, build on existing success and create new projects and areas of work to deliver the Trust’s Ten-Year Strategy. We are looking for a highly skilled and strategic scientist Read More

14th September 2021

Sussex Bat Appeal – we need your help!

Please help us raise £350,000 to protect Britain’s most easterly breeding colony of greater horseshoe bats. We only have a limited amount of time. Vincent Wildlife Trust, Sussex Bat Group and others are working hard to safeguard this rare bat species by purchasing and restoring a roost site in Sussex. But we need your help. Read More

2nd September 2021

Annual Report and Financial Statements — 31 December 2020

VWT is pleased to publish its Annual Report for 2020. This report gives an overview of the past year’s highlights, its projects, its partners and its audited financial statements.

4th August 2021

New long-term strategic recovery plan for pine martens in Britain produced

A new report outlining a long-term strategic recovery plan for pine martens in Britain has just been produced by VWT with support from Natural England and NatureScot. The aim of this document is to set out a strategic, long-term recovery plan for pine martens in Britain. It follows on from a previous strategy produced in 2011 Read More

13th July 2021

New kits on the block for the Welsh pine marten population

 Vincent Wildlife Trust volunteer, Laurence Dupont, was the first to capture evidence of two kits born this spring on his trail camera.  “Our moment of magic was when we saw some grainy footage of a pine marten climbing down a tree with a kit swinging wildly from its mouth – and then it returned fifteen minutes later Read More

5th July 2021

Potential changes to Schedule 5 of the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act could threaten the recovery of the pine marten

Every five years, species with full legal protection on Schedules 5 and 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981) are reviewed through a process called the Quinquennial Review (QQR), coordinated by the UK Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC).   This year, in a change to the normal process, the Review Group (JNCC, Natural England, Read More

29th June 2021

It’s looking good for the rare pine marten in northern England

The pine marten is one of Britain’s rarest mammals and is absent from most of England, but with the help of volunteers and local organisations, the National Lottery-funded Back from the Brink project has confirmed the presence of a pine marten population in northern England. A small number of sightings reported to Vincent Wildlife Trust Read More

1st February 2021
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