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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

Annual Review of 2013

The Vincent Wildlife Trust has just published its Annual Review for 2013 which is available to read and download here. This summary version of The Vincent Wildlife Trust’s Annual Report outlines our achievements in 2013. It details some of the key projects carried out in England, Wales and Scotland, the Republic of Ireland and mainland Read More

20th August 2014

National Polecat Survey – 6 month update

The Trust’s third national polecat survey began in January, with the aim of gathering up-to-date information on the distribution of the polecat and polecat-ferret in Britain. The survey has now been running for six months, during which time we have received a total of 292 records of polecats and polecat-ferrets, and we are hugely grateful to Read More

15th July 2014

May E-newsletter published

Our latest e-newsletter has just been published, providing updates on our work on pine martens, polecats, bats, stoats and much, much more! This issue reflects on the recent death of our friend, founder and primary benefactor, The Honourable Vincent Weir. It also includes details on the launch of a new project, the Pine Marten Recovery Project, and new Read More

9th June 2014
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