Innovative mammal conservation

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New VWT Trustees

We would like to welcome two new trustees to the VWT, Dr Liam Lysaght and Professor Robbie McDonald. Liam Lysaght is Director of the National Biodiversity Data Centre in Waterford Ireland where he heads up a small team of seven staff. He also serves as Head of Delegation for Ireland to the intergovernmental Global Biodiversity Read More

14th February 2018

New VWT CEO appointed

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Lucy Rogers as CEO of The Vincent Wildlife Trust. Lucy has a background in conservation science and conservation delivery. With a PhD in small mammal ecology from the University of Aberdeen she worked for a number of years with FERA (now the Animal and Plant Health Read More

19th February 2018

VWT Newsletter December 2017

This issue of our newsletter includes highlights from the first ever Autumn Swarming Bat Conference and the final phase of pine marten translocations to mid Wales. We also hear from the staff working across the UK and in Ireland, and receive updates from our PhD students on their work with grey squirrels, polecats, Bechstein’s bats and greater horseshoe bats. Read More

6th December 2017

Final pine martens released in Wales

The final translocated pine martens have now been released into the Welsh forests, bringing the total up to 51. This is the culmination of 3 years of very hard work by the Pine Marten Recovery Project team, an army of volunteers and the mid Wales community, with support from People’s Trust for Endangered Species, Chester Zoo, The Woodland Read More

17th October 2017

Pine martens receive a helping hand in Northumberland and Cumbria

Over the next few months a team of volunteers will play a major role in protecting one of Britain’s rarest species as they help pine martens to come back from the brink of extinction. By the early part of the 20th century, the pine marten had become extinct throughout much of Britain due to the Read More

4th September 2017

Evidence Champions take a giant leap forward for conservation

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have announced a partnership with nature conservation groups, aimed at getting the best science to busy on-the-ground conservationists. The Conservation Evidence Project, set up by Professor Bill Sutherland at the University of Cambridge, summarises the scientific evidence on different conservation interventions that people have done all around the world. Read More

27th July 2017

Annual Report published

The Vincent Wildlife Trust’s Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2016 has been published. This report outlines our achievements in 2016, explains our governance arrangements and outlines our future plans. The VWT’s audited financial statements for 2016 provide financial details of our work during the year and how it was funded. Download the Annual Report and Read More

19th July 2017

Trustee wanted

The Vincent Wildlife Trust is a charity that has been at the forefront of techniques for wildlife conservation for more than 40 years. Our specific niche is the smaller native mammals providing scientifically sound, practical solutions to conservation problems. Our work to date, has focused on the needs of British and Irish mammals, mostly mustelids Read More

18th July 2017

Iolo Williams unveils sculpture to celebrate the return of the pine marten to Wales

A sculpture of a pine marten with young, created by local artist Grace Young-Monaghan, now greets visitors to the Hafod Estate car park – a popular starting point for visitors to the Devil’s Bridge area. More than 50 people celebrated the sculpture unveiling by local naturalist and TV presenter Iolo Williams, with the midges failing Read More

30th June 2017

Pine martens in Wales – another successful year

The rarest mammal in Wales has just become a little less rare with at least five pine martens giving birth this year – and one marten is known to have a litter of three kits.   The Vincent Wildlife Trust’s Pine Marten Recovery Project aims to restore a viable pine marten population to Wales and Read More

15th June 2017
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