Species Recovery Programmes
VWT’s National Polecat Survey is appealing to members of the public to record the presence of polecats, and will run from 2024 until the end of 2025.
Thanks to funding from The National Lottery, the Martens on the Move project will help ensure the long-term survival of the pine marten.
This research seeks to further our understanding of the impact of greater horseshoe bat presence on lesser horseshoe bat roosts.
The Pine Marten Recovery Projects aimed to restore self-sustaining populations of pine martens to England and Wales.
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.
This survey aimed to gather accurate, up-to-date information on pine marten distribution in Wales.
Our National Polecat Survey 2014-2015 gathered up-to-date information on the distribution of the polecat in Britain.
Mammals in a Sustainable Environment (MISE) was funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the Ireland Wales Programme 2007-2013 (INTERREG IVA)
This was a collaboration with the University of Exeter (2012-2015) and focused on the responses of bats and invertebrate prey to artificial lighting.
The People and Pine Martens in Wales project addressed aspects of a national stakeholder endorsed strategy to restore the pine marten to England and Wales.
The project ran from 2011 to 2014 and was funded by the Brecon Beacons Trust, Heritage Lottery Fund and Natural Resources Wales.