Innovative mammal conservation

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Pine Martens, polecats and other carnivores

VWT classifies British, Irish and European terrestrial mammal species using its own assessment of their conservation need based on a number of factors, including IUCN Red List Category, but also population status and an assessment of emerging threats or wildlife conflict. The species we work on may be categorised by the IUCN criteria as Threatened or Near Threatened, but we may also include more common species that are facing a new threat.

Projects

Pine Marten Recovery Projects

The Pine Marten Recovery Projects aim to restore self-sustaining populations of pine martens to England and Wales.

Back from the Brink: The pine marten (northern England) species recovery project

The Back from the Brink project has paved the way for the recovery of the pine marten in northern England as the population spreads south from Scotland.

Species

Pine marten

Martes martes

Polecat

Mustela putorius

European mink

Mustela lutreola

Wildcat

Felis silvestris silvestris

Stoat

Mustela erminea

Weasel

Mustela nivalis
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