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  • A native enigma: the pine marten

    VWT’s Ruth Hanniffy reports on new research on the pine marten in the Native Woodland Trust’s ‘Woodland’ Magazine.


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  • Annual Report and Financial Statements

    This report outlines our achievements in 2015, explains our governance arrangements and outlines our future plans. The VWT’s audited financial statements for 2015 provide financial details of our work during the year and how it was funded.


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  • The Vincent Wildlife Trust Ireland Review 2015

    This review is devoted to the Trust’s work in Ireland and outlines our achievements in 2015. It also gives a brief financial synopsis and summarises our future plans. 


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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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  • The Vincent Wildlife Trust’s Irish bat box schemes report

    This report presents an analysis of The Vincent Wildlife Trust’s Irish bat box project and results of an online survey and was possible due to a grant from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.


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  • Managing forest and woodlands for pine martens

    Practical measures to protect and benefit the pine marten. 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 use d by forest managers and owners.


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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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  • The Pine Marten in Ireland

    The pine marten is native to Ireland and is one of our rarest mammals. Once common throughout the country, by the 20th century this species had become extinct from the majority of the island, surviving only in a few isolated and fragmented populations, mainly in the west. This decline was the result Read More


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  • How to exclude pine martens from game and poultry pens

    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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  • The Irish Stoat

    The most recent study of this elusive mammal was conducted in County Galway three years ago. This short leaflet presents the results of this survey, as well as some additional information on one of Ireland’s oldest residents.


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