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29th August 2018

 

Update on the pine marten carcass found in July 2018 on the A38 in Derbyshire

The Vincent Wildlife Trust has confirmed that the pine marten carcass recovered in July 2018 from the A38 near Belper had been translocated from Scotland to mid-Wales in 2015 as part of the Trust’s Pine Marten Recovery Project. This individual had until recently held a territory in North Wales 120km away. Such long journeys by pine martens are unusual but not unheard of and it may be the result of this animal being displaced by a more dominant marten. A post mortem will be carried out in due course to discover the cause of death.

More information about the VWT’s pine marten project can be found at www.pine-marten-recovery-project.org.uk