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Lesser horseshoe bat webinar

Watch this webinar with VWT’s Dr Kate McAney, Head of Conservation Development – Ireland, on Limerick’s Lesser Horseshoe Bats, hosted by Limerick City and County Council. Find out more about this endearing protected bat species and learn why Limerick is so important to its survival in Ireland. Banner photo ©Frank Greenaway

23rd September 2020

Ireland’s first virtual bat walk

With the COVID-19 lockdown restricting many activities, including guided bat walks, our team in Ireland has put together its first ever virtual bat walk at Curragh Chase. The video was produced as part of Limerick’s designation as a European Green Leaf city 2020. Watch it here  and learn how to identify six of Ireland’s nine Read More

26th June 2020

Inside a greater horseshoe bat maternity roost – live!

The bats have returned! As part of the Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project, a camera has been installed in one of our large greater horseshoe maternity roosts. You can see some fantastic live footage on the website of the bats in the roost. Visit the Devon Bat Greater Horseshoe Bat Project website to view the live footage. Read More

23rd May 2020

New edition of The Bats of Britain and Ireland now available

The Bats of Britain and Ireland This is an excellent little introduction and identification guide to the species of bat found throughout Britain and Ireland. Each species description covers roosts, food and feeding, breeding, status and distribution, and identification. This sixth edition has been updated and is available from

1st May 2020

Ten year strategy launched

We’re excited to launch our 2020-2030 strategy as we look to the next ten years of conserving threatened mammals using scientifically sound research. We continue to be a catalyst for innovative conservation as we work with new species, new partnerships and new areas. Download and read the strategy here. Cover photo ©Helen Haden

3rd December 2019

2019 newsletter published

VWT’s latest newsletter has been published! This issue of our newsletter includes our latest work on horseshoe and Mediterranean long-eared bats, new partnership projects on wildcats and European mink, an update on pine marten work in Wales, Ireland and the Forest of Dean, and updates from our PhD students and trustees. Read the newsletter here. Read More

28th November 2019

Vincent Wildlife Trust’s Annual Report for 2018 has been published

Vincent Wildlife Trust has just published its Annual Report for 2018. The report gives an overview of the past year’s highlights, its projects, its partners and its audited financial statements. Cover photo by James Moore AnnReport2018June2019web Banner photo ©James A Moore

15th July 2019

Two VWT PhDs submitted

Congratulations to two of VWT’s PhD students – Cat McNicol and Katie Sainsbury – who have recently submitted their PhD theses at the University of Exeter! Cat’s PhD investigated the impacts of pine marten recovery on grey squirrel populations in Wales, in collaboration with VWT and Forest Research. Katie’s PhD researched the risks to the Read More

15th July 2019

Vincent Wildlife Trust and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust working together

We are delighted to announce a new partnership between Vincent Wildlife Trust and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust to help recover nature in the UK. Both organisations base their conservation work on scientific research and have complementary skills, along with experience of working both at national and international scales. Durrell has a wealth of expertise in Read More

4th June 2019

Volunteers needed for new survey of pine martens in Wales

The pine marten has returned to the woodlands of mid-Wales, thanks to the Vincent Wildlife Trust’s (VWT) pioneering project to restore this native mammal to a region in which it once thrived. Between 2015 and 2017, over 50 martens were brought from Scotland to the woodlands of mid-Wales where they were on the brink of Read More

30th April 2019
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