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  • Go Wild in Galway 2017 Report

    Read about Go Wild in Galway 2017, one of two national flagship events chosen by the Irish Environmental Network for National Biodiversity Week.


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  • 2nd All-Ireland Pine Marten Symposium Agenda

    The 2nd All-Ireland Pine Marten Symposium is to be held at Ti Chulainn Community and Conference Centre on the 14th and 15th October 2016. This two-day meeting has been organised to build on the success of the first meeting held in Galway during 2014 and bring together advances in research, practical conservation and management techniques Read More


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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 and Timber Leaves den box designs and step-by-step construction photographs.


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  • Irish Pine Marten Symposium 2014

    This symposium was jointly organised by The Vincent Wildlife Trust – Ireland and the Mammal Ecology Group in NUI Galway. This document provides a copy of the abstracts of the papers presented on the day and also notes from the open discussion that took place on a number of topics prepared by Dr Colin Lawton (Head of Zoology, Read More


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  • Quick-start guide to the identification of small mustelids

    This ‘quick-start’ guide shows the distinguishing features of members of the small mustelid family in Britain and Ireland, which includes the otter, pine marten, polecat, polecat-ferret, mink, stoat and weasel. It also shows common small mustelid tracks and signs.


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  • Our Mammal Conservation Strategy in Britain and Ireland

    Our native mammals, alongside all of our native wildlife, are struggling to cope with a range of threats, but often we are able to make a real difference – both species of horseshoe bat are doing well, and the discovery of the pine marten body in Wales in 2012 gives us great hope for the future.


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  • Design of the CJM Batbox

    The CJM bat box was designed to imitate niches where crevice dwelling bats might roost; such as a split in a tree trunk or behind loose bark. The three vertical ‘slots’ each of a different width, offers a choice that several species of bat, depending on their size, might use.


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  • Fitting a Morris Batslate

    The Morris batslate is a specially designed ‘slate’ that will allow bats access to a roof void. Due to the relatively low cost of materials and labour involved in the construction of a Batslate it is easier to follow these instructions.


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  • Guidance note on a fur snagging system for pine martens

    A guidance note on a system employing a stretched spring to trap dorsal hairs of pine martens which can then be subjected to DNA analysis. This advice note includes the construction, deployment and maintenance of this system used for collecting hair samples from pine martens as they visit specially designed baiting stations.


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