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news > New paper published on pine marten den boxes

1st August 2016

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 marten population. A proportion of the boxes was occupied by martens every year and the boxes were used by breeding females to raise their young. It is recommended that conservation programmes for pine martens should consider the installation of den boxes as a habitat enhancement and monitoring tool.

The paper is published in Conservation Evidence and can be downloaded here.


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