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Pine marten project appears on Countryfile

The VWT’s Pine Marten Recovery Project featured on Countryfile at 6:15pm Sunday 2 October on BBC1. Tom Heap interviewed our Pine Marten Project Manager, Jenny MacPherson, as she arrived to mid-Wales in the early hours of the morning with some very precious cargo! We are celebrating the successful translocation this month of a further 16 pine Read More

30th September 2016

State of Nature Report Launched

It’s not too late to save UK nature but we must act now – that is the conclusion from a coalition of more than 50 leading wildlife and research organisations behind the State of Nature 2016 report. The Vincent Wildlife Trust is one of 53 wildlife organisations that have pooled expertise and knowledge to present Read More

14th September 2016

New paper published on pine marten den boxes

A new paper has been published by authors from The Vincent Wildlife Trust, Swift Ecology and Myostismart on the provision and occupancy of pine marten den boxes. 50 den boxes were installed in Galloway Forest, Scotland, in order to increase the availability and diversity of suitable den sites for breeding female martens and aid monitoring of the Read More

1st August 2016

Pine Marten Project Newsletter Published

Our latest newsletter from the Pine Marten Recovery Project has just been published. Read the latest news on the pine martens relocated to Wales in the autumn of 2015 and find out more about our on-going pine marten work both in the UK and in Ireland. Read the newsletter here.

9th June 2016

Pine marten kits caught on camera

Whilst we may be a little biased, some remote cameras set up by our Pine Marten Project Field Assistant, Josie Bridges, have captured some amazing pine marten footage. We have had several cameras trained on a den box in which PM02 had chosen to give birth and one of the cameras caught some fabulous footage Read More

7th June 2016

Pine marten kits born in the wild in Wales

It’s official – pine marten kits have been born in Wales! The pine marten carries the title of Britain’s second rarest carnivore after the wildcat making these births a very significant moment in the conservation of this native mammal. At least three of the ten female pine martens brought to Wales from Scotland last autumn Read More

1st June 2016

Pine Marten Recovery Project update

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 the first translocations of 20 pine martens to Wales from Scotland. In that time, these pioneering martens have settled in the release area Read More

24th May 2016

Polecat survey report published

  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, the survey would not have been possible. A summary of the survey report is shown below.   Summary A total of 1761 records Read More

7th April 2016

Polecats in the News

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 on the BBC national news and you can read the accompanying article here.

2nd February 2016

Major funding awarded by PTES

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 the project to well over £100,000. This grant will be vitally important in helping us to fund the translocation and radio-tracking stages of Read More

2nd February 2016
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