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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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  • Pilot pine marten reinforcement in Wales: Mitigation Plan

    This Pine Marten Recovery Project Mitigation Plan has been prepared by The Vincent Wildlife Trust (VWT) as part of its project to restore self-sustaining populations of pine martens to England and Wales. The purpose of the Mitigation Plan is to provide information about the relationship between pine martens and people.


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  • VWT E-newsletter November 2015

    This month the VWT celebrates 40 years of wildlife conservation. In this issue there are the latest updates from the Pine Marten Recovery Project and exciting news from our bat projects and reserves. It also includes details from our National Polecat Survey and study tours to Poland, Luxembourg and Germany.


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  • Belaod Coed yn cyrraedd Cymru

    Mae’r cynllun cyntaf ar raddfa Brydeinig i achub un o’n anifeiliaid cigysol prinnaf wedi cychwyn. Mae belaod coed brodorol o’r Alban yn dechrau ar fywyd newydd yng Nghymru, ac mae rhagor ohonyn nhw ar y ffordd!


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  • Managing forest and woodlands for pine martens

    This leaflet aims to provide guidance on how to assess and minimise potential impacts of forest operations on the pine marten and recommend a set of measures to benefit martens that can be used by forest managers and owners. It also includes information about the legal protection of martens and contact details for further …


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  • PMRP E-News Feb. 2015

    The second in the Pine Marten Recovery Project newsletter series. This issue provides an update from our Pine Marten Project Manager, Jenny MacPherson, and Pine Marten Project Officer, David Bavin. Also included is news on a pine marten study tour to the Netherlands, and an insight into VWT pine marten work taking place in …


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  • Advice note: Release of pine martens into the wild in Britain

    The pine marten is a medium-sized, arboreal member of the mustelid (stoat and weasel) family. Pine martens were historically widespread throughout Britain but by 1915 the combined effects of woodland clearance and intensive predator control had resulted in extinction in all but the most remote upland areas of northwest Scotland, northern England and Wales.  


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  • Feasibility Assessment for Reinforcing Pine Marten Numbers in England and Wales (Welsh Executive Summary)

    Successful translocations of pine marten to recently and historically occupied suitable habitat could be a major proactive step towards improving the conservation status and genetic diversity of pine marten in England and Wales. The full report provides an initial assessment of the feasibility of undertaking translocations to reinforce existing populations that have failed to recover naturally.


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