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  • Pine Marten Recovery Project update

    24th May 2016

    The largest carnivore recovery programme of its kind is well underway with the restoration of healthy and self-sustaining pine marten populations in southern Britain. It has been six months since we completed Read More

  • Polecat survey report published

    7th April 2016

      The report on our recent national polecat survey has just been published and can be downloaded here. We are very grateful to everyone who submitted records for the survey. Without you, Read More

  • Polecats in the News

    2nd February 2016

    The VWT’s polecat work has recently hit the headlines. VWT’s Lizzie Croose was interviewed on Winterwatch Unsprung about polecats and other mustelids. The story about the recovery of the polecat was also broadcast Read More

  • Major Funding Awarded by PTES

    2nd February 2016

    The VWT is delighted to confirm that the Pine Marten Recovery Project has just been awarded a further £90,000 by the People’s Trust for Endangered Species, bringing the PTES’s financial support of Read More

  • Our Beacon for Bats end of project report

    16th December 2015

    We have just published the end of project report for the VWT’s Our Beacon for Bats Project. This report presents the achievements and outcomes of the project, which involved local people in Read More

  • November E-newsletter published

    9th November 2015

    This month the VWT celebrates 40 years of wildlife conservation. In this issue there are the latest updates from the Pine Marten Recovery Project and exciting news from our bat projects and reserves. It also Read More

  • Autumnwatch

    2nd November 2015

    The VWT’s Pine Marten Recovery Project is on the BBC’s Autumnwatch. Pine marten project staff Dr Jenny Macpherson and David Bavin talk to Iolo Williams about the project and the progress of the VWT’s Read More

  • Pine martens arrive in Wales

    29th September 2015

    Britain’s first carnivore recovery scheme on a nationwide scale is underway. Native pine martens from Scotland are beginning a new life in Wales, and more are on the way. Leading this project Read More

  • New study of VWT Irish bat box schemes available

    14th August 2015

    We have just completed a study of our Schwegler Irish bat box schemes that have been in place since 1999, thanks to a grant from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Read More

  • MISE Project comes to an end

    7th July 2015

    The Mammals in a Sustainable Environment (MISE) Project, which has been running since April 2011, officially finished at the end of June. The project was a collaboration between Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) Read More