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VWT E-newsletter November 2016

2016 has been another busy and exciting year for the VWT. This issue of our newsletter includes highlights from the second phase of pine marten translocations and the 2nd All-Ireland Pine Marten Symposium. We also hear from the staff and volunteers working at our bat reserves and receive updates from our PhD students on their work with grey squirrels, polecats, Read More

22nd November 2016

Annual Review 2015 published

Our Annual Review for 2015 has now been published and is available to download from our resources here. This summary version of our Annual Report outlines the achievements of the Trust in its 40th year. It covers our work on mustelids, bats and other species as well as including a financial synopsis. If you would Read More

6th December 2016

Vote for our project in the Aviva Community Fund

Voting is now closed. Thank you to everyone who supported us by voting in the Aviva Community Fund – you helped us reach the finals! Winners will be announced in January 2017.   We have entered the Aviva Community Fund to win funds for our Pine Marten Recovery Project. Help us make a difference to Read More

21st October 2016

2nd All-Ireland Pine Marten Symposium

Download the 2nd All-Ireland Pine Marten Symposium Agenda We are pleased to invite you to the 2nd All-Ireland Pine Marten Symposium to be held at Ti Chulainn Community and Conference Centre on the 14 and 15 October 2016. This two-day meeting has been organised to build on the success of the first meeting held in Galway Read More

4th October 2016

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
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