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  • Feasibility Assessment for Reinforcing Pine Marten Numbers in England and Wales (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 …


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  • MacPherson, J. (2014). Feasibility Assessment for Reinforcing Pine Martens in England and Wales

    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. This 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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  • People & Pine Marten in Wales: Public Opinion Survey 2013

    Following extensive survey work and research in Wales over a twenty year period, The Vincent Wildlife Trust has decided that the only way there will be a recovery of the pine marten in Wales is through active intervention; reinforcing the existing population. This type of work cannot succeed without public support and participation. To investigate whether …


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  • Forestry trends in Wales, in relation to potential pine marten recovery

    One of the major factors thought to underpin the decline of the pine marten population in Wales is the loss of woodland and fragmentation of habitat. In order to successfully re-establish the population it is vital to understand the current and future trends in woodland cover and composition, which will also enable us to confidently …


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  • Constructing, erecting and monitoring pine marten den boxes (Ireland)

    These instructions show how to construct a pine marten den box, which is used to provide an artificial breeding site for pine martens in areas where there is an absence of natural tree cavities. Included are diagrams of the VWT and Timber Leaves den box designs and step-by-step construction photographs.


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  • How to exclude pine martens from game and poultry pens (Scotland)

    This leaflet provides information on practical steps you can take to protect game and domestic fowl from pine martens. Details are provided on preventative methods such as line wire and overhang electric fencing and pop holes. Guidance is also given on making hen houses marten-proof.


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  • Living with Pine Martens

    A guide to the pine marten in Scotland, including information on predation of poultry and game birds, denning in buildings and steps to take to exclude a non-breeding pine marten from a house. It also provides advice on how to prevent pine marten’s taking up residence in your property.


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  • PMRP E-News Feb. 2014

    This newsletter is the first in a series that will keep you updated with our progress, report on all things pine marten and solicit support and comment on our activities.


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  • Constructing, erecting and monitoring pine marten den boxes

    These instructions show how to construct a pine marten den box, which is used to provide an artificial breeding site for pine martens in areas where there is an absence of natural tree cavities. Included are diagrams of the VWT den box design and guidance for construction, maintenance and site selection.


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  • Croose, E. et al. (2014). Distribution of the pine marten in southern Scotland in 2013

    This report follows on from a pine marten Expansion Zone Survey conducted in 2012 (Croose et al., 2013), which provided information on current patterns of pine marten distribution in Scotland following population recovery and range expansion since the 20th century.


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