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MISE Project comes to an end

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) (the lead partner), Waterford City and County Council and the National Biodiversity Data Centre in Ireland, and The Vincent Wildlife Trust, Natural Resources Read More

7th July 2015

Dwindling pine marten population in Wales gets major financial boost

£200k pledged towards Pine Marten Recovery Project The Pine Marten Recovery Project, established by The Vincent Wildlife Trust (VWT), has secured vital financial support, helping to ensure the long-term funding of this six-year project aimed at restoring the pine marten to England and Wales. This autumn will see the first pine martens brought from Scotland, Read More

22nd June 2015

Live greater horseshoe bat footage

As part of the Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project, a camera has recently been installed in one of our large greater horseshoe roosts. You can see some fantastic live footage on the website of the bats in the roost. The best time to watch it is just before sunset when the bats are flying around Read More

16th June 2015

National Polecat Survey Update

The VWT’s National Polecat Survey, the third of its kind, has been running since January 2014 and is now more than half way through. The aims of the survey are to gather up-to-date information on the current distribution of the polecat in Britain as it expands its range following a severe historical decline, and to Read More

1st May 2015

Managing forest and woodlands for pine martens

It has been a year since the VWT and NUIG held a one-day meeting on the pine marten on May 1 2014 in Ireland. Huw Denman was one of our speakers and he kindly agreed to elaborate on his paper relating to managing forestry for the pine marten – this is now available to download as Read More

30th April 2015

Pine Marten Recovery Project Website Launched

The VWT’s Pine Marten Recovery Project now has its own website – launched today. You can visit the new website by clicking here. The site provides all the latest project news and gives lots of background information on the pine marten and on the Trust’s plans to help restore viable pine marten populations to Wales Read More

13th April 2015

The Land of the Horseshoe Bat

What happens when Wales, Poland and Ireland get together? Well, it seems they discuss bats, a lot! This was the case when The Vincent Wildlife Trust hosted the project team of the Polish EU Life project Podkowiec+ in February. Seven members of the project team on a visit to some of our VWT reserves in Read More

18th March 2015

Pine Marten Recovery Project newsletter published

We have just published our latest newsletter for the Pine Marten Recovery Project. This newsletter includes an introduction from VWT’s CEO, Natalie Buttriss, comments on the growing interest from the outside world. Project Manager, Jenny MacPherson, takes us through how potential reinforcement regions in Wales have been identified. We join Project Officer, David Bavin, out in the field and he Read More

16th February 2015

December E-newsletter published

Staff have been busy identifying ways to build on existing areas of work whilst developing new contacts through awareness-raising activities. As a result, the Mammals in a Sustainable Environment project, in which we are a key partner, has secured funding for a further six months until the end of June 2015; our pine marten feasibility study has moved forward our species recovery activities in Wales and Read More

9th December 2014

Pine Marten Recovery Project Video

VWT staff have recently produced a video: Restoring the Pine Marten to England and Wales. The video highlights some of the research we have been carrying out to establish the present status of this rare British mammal, and explains why intervention is needed in order to prevent the pine marten from becoming extinct in England and Wales.  

16th October 2014
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