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New Bat Conservation Officers appointed

We’re delighted to welcome two new Bat Conservation Officers to the Trust. Tom Kitching is a bat biologist, with an MRes in Biodiversity and Conservation. He has a background in working with volunteers at various international wildlife NGOs, on a range of terrestrial mammals. Since specialising in bats, he has undertaken research modelling the distribution Read More

15th November 2018

Update on pine marten carcass found in Derbyshire in July 2018

Update on the pine marten carcass found in July 2018 on the A38 in Derbyshire The Vincent Wildlife Trust has confirmed that the pine marten carcass recovered in July 2018 from the A38 near Belper had been translocated from Scotland to mid-Wales in 2015 as part of the Trust’s Pine Marten Recovery Project. This individual Read More

29th August 2018

Pine marten project wins Conservation Gold Award

We’re delighted that Chester Zoo has won a Conservation Gold Award from the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) for their work on our Pine Marten Recovery Project. Chester Zoo is a major partner in The Vincent Wildlife Trust’s Pine Marten Recovery Project. To help Wales’ pine marten population recover, the Project has translocated 51 Read More

18th June 2018

Rare pine marten captured on camera in Northumberland

Back from the Brink’s Pine Marten project, led by Vincent Wildlife Trust, has captured what is thought to be the first ever video footage of a pine marten in Northumberland.   Tom Dearnley, Ecologist from the Forestry Commission, said ‘This is tremendous news and we are delighted to witness the return of pine martens in Read More

20th March 2018

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
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