Pine Marten Recovery Project

Welcome to the Pine Marten Recovery Project website. Here you can find out about the very first translocation of pine martens to Wales from Scotland. This is part of the VWT’s plans to restore a healthy pine marten population to the rural landscape of Wales and England. Read the latest news to keep up-to-date with the progress of this ground-breaking project.

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Latest News


  • Final releases

    16th October 2017

    The final translocated pine martens have now been released into the Welsh forests, bringing the …

Project blog


  • PMRP third phase

    20th October 2017

    My second anniversary of working for The Vincent Wildlife Trust was spent mostly heading north …

Patron of the Project


"Having searched high and low for years for pine martens in Wales and without success, it is so heartening to know that these animals are back in their former haunts once more. The work the VWT is doing is absolutely brilliant."

Iolo Williams, naturalist, TV presenter and patron of the Pine Marten Recovery Project

Report a sighting


If you think you have seen a pine marten in England or Wales please contact us using our online form or ring 01531 636441.

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Project partners


  • People’s Trust for Endangered Species

    PTES is a UK conservation charity ensuring a future for endangered species throughout the world.

  • Chester Zoo

    Chester Zoo is a registered conservation and education charity that supports projects around the world.

  • Woodland Trust

    The UK’s leading charity championing native woods and trees with over 1,000 woods in its care.