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  • Introduction to the Pine Marten

    An introduction to the pine marten. Including an overview of its history and current status in Britain, ecology and behaviour, pine martens and the law, and The Vincent Wildlife Trust’s work with the species.


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  • VWT E-newsletter November 2016

    2016 has been another busy and exciting year for the VWT. This issue of our newsletter includes highlights from the second phase of pine marten translocations and the 2nd All-Ireland Pine Marten Symposium. We also hear from the staff and volunteers working at our bat reserves and receive updates from our PhD students on their work …


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  • Welsh rare kits

    VWT’s David Bavin is part of a team that is bringing pine martens back to Wales and is amazed by how the animals have taken to their new home. David reports on the pine marten’s return to Wales in BBC Wildlife Magazine’s October issue.


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  • Croose, E. et al. (2016). Den boxes as a tool for pine marten conservation and population monitoring

    This paper presents the results on the provision and occupancy of pine marten den boxes in Galloway Forest, Scotland. 50 den boxes were installed in order to increase the availability and diversity of suitable den sites for breeding female martens and aid monitoring of the marten population. A proportion of the boxes was occupied by martens every …


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  • Back from the brink: pine martens in Wales

    In the ancient wildwoods that once blanketed much of Britain, the pine marten was one of our most common carnivores, but today the story is rather different. Written by VWT’s Pine Marten Recovery Project Officer, Jenny MacPherson, for the Woodland Trust’s Magazine ‘WoodWise’.


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  • Pine marten kits born in the wild in Wales

    It’s official – pine marten kits have been born in Wales. The pine marten carries the title of Britain’s second rarest carnivore after the wildcat, making these births a very significant moment in the conservation of this native mammal. Written for The Mammals Society’s ‘Mammal News’.


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  • PMRP Newsletter June 2016

    Welcome to the latest Pine Marten Recovery Project Newsletter. Here you can read the latest news on the pine martens relocated to Wales in the autumn of 2015 and find out more about our on-going pine marten work both in the UK and in Ireland.


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  • Cenawon bele’r coed yn cael eu geni yn y gwyllt yng Nghymru

    Mae’r newyddion wedi cael eu cyhoeddi’n swyddogol – gannwyd cenawon bele’r coed yng Nghymru. Adnabyddir y bele fel ail anifail cigysol prinnaf Prydain, ar ôl y gath wyllt, sy’n golygu fod y genedigaethau hyn yn nodi carreg filltir bwysig yng ngwaith cadwraeth y mamal brodorol hwn.


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  • Pine Marten Recovery Project Leaflet (Bilingual)

    The Vincent Wildlife Trust (VWT), with its 30-year history of pine marten research, is currently boosting Wales’ struggling marten population. Following an extensive feasibility study and consultation with local landowners and communities, 20 pine martens were caught in Scotland and released into an area of mid-Wales in autumn 2015.


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  • Mammals in the Mist

    PhD student Catherine McNicol spends her field seasons in the Welsh rain, trying to understand the relationship between two of the UK’s mammals, one of which does not belong here.


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