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.


Pine Marten Recovery Project

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

Pine marten distribution survey of Wales

This survey aimed to gather accurate, up-to-date information on pine marten distribution in Wales.

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

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


Pine marten

Martes martes


Mustela putorius

European mink

Mustela lutreola


Felis silvestris silvestris


Mustela erminea


Mustela nivalis
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