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  • Irish farms and the lesser horseshoe bat

    Practical steps you can take to conserve the lesser horseshoe bat. The lesser horseshoe bat is one of our smallest bats, weighing just 4-9g. It can be identified by a horseshoe-shaped flap of skin around its nose and at rest it hangs upside down, often with its wings wrapped around its body.


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  • Lesser Horseshoe Night Roost Design

    We have recently developed and tested a design for a night roost for lesser horseshoe bats. More information and the design of the night roost is detailed in this document.


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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 Read More


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  • VWT E-newsletter December 2014

    Staff have been busy identifying ways to build on existing areas of work whilst developing new contacts through awareness-raising activities. As a result, the MISE project has secured funding for a further six months, our pine marten feasibility study has moved forward, our species recovery activities in Wales and our long-term Bechstein’s ringing project has provided data for a new PhD partnership with Read More


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  • Annual Report & Financial Statements 2014

    This report outlines our achievements in 2014, explains our governance arrangements and outlines our future plans. The VWT’s audited financial statements for 2014 provide financial details of our work during the year and how it was funded.


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  • VWT E-newsletter May 2014

    This issue reflects on the recent death of our friend, founder and primary benefactor, The Honourable Vincent Weir. It also includes details on the launch of a new project, the Pine Marten Recovery Project, and new National Polecat Survey. VWT also collaborates with the Mammal Ecology Group at NUIG on the Irish stoat project.


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  • VWT E-newsletter October 2013

    This issue gives an overview of our work on mustelids, in Scotland, Wales and Ireland, with a particular focus on the pine marten. Our bat work continues with the Impacts of Street Lighting on Biodiversity project, Our Beacon for Bats project, a study tour to Belgium, and our new bat roost webcam.


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  • Annual Report Summary 2013

    This summary version of The Vincent Wildlife Trust’s Annual Report outlines our achievements in 2013. It also gives a financial synopsis and summarises our future plans. If you would like to read the VWT’s audited financial statements for 2013 they are presented in our full VWT ‘Annual Report and Financial Statements’.


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  • Annual Report and Financial Statements 2013

    This report outlines our achievements in 2013, explains our governance arrangements and outlines our future plans. The VWT’s audited financial statements for 2013 provide financial details of our work during the year and how it was funded.


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  • VWT E-newsletter March 2012

    An update on the Trust’s work, including reports from our key projects and reserves. We also take a look at one of our key partners, Waterford Institute of Technology, and the continued pine marten work taking place in Nietoperek, Poland.


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