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  • VWT Newsletter December 2017

    This issue of our newsletter includes highlights from the first ever Autumn Swarming Bat Conference and the final phase of pine marten translocations to mid Wales. We also hear from the staff working across the UK & in Ireland and receive updates from our PhD students on their work with grey squirrels, polecats, Bechstein’s bats and […]


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  • A guide to identifying evidence of pine martens in Wales

    This guide gives an overview of the pine marten in Wales and shows how to identify pine marten fields signs. This leaflet also provides information on the ways that you can help monitor the pine marten population in Wales; for example, hosting a camera trap, den box or hair tube.


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  • PMRP Newsletter June 2017

    Welcome to the Pine Marten Recovery Project Newsletter 2017. Here you can read the latest news from the project, including the survival and territorial establishment of the pine martens recently translocated to Wales and their breeding success to date. You can also find out more about our on-going pine marten work in […]


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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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