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VWT’s Newsletter for 2021 has been published

This newsletter highlights the work of 2021 and celebrates the achievements for mammal conservation in Britain and Ireland during this year. Read more here Photo: ©Andrew McCarthy

15th December 2021

We’re hiring – deadline reached

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. Sussex Bat Appeal Update – 2 March 2022 Thanks to the generosity of our wonderful 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. But we Read More

27th September 2021

We’re looking for a Bat Programme Manager – deadline reached

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 – Fantastic News, but we still need your help!

Please help us raise £350,000 to protect Britain’s most easterly breeding colony of greater horseshoe bats…  Sussex Bat Appeal Latest (27 April 2022) More Fantastic News! Thanks to the generosity of supporters and donors alike, we are now more than a quarter of the way to the £150K needed to restore and enhance the derelict stable Read More

2nd September 2021

Annual Report and Financial Statements – 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, Natural Read More

29th June 2021
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