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  • E. Croose et al (2021) Assessing the detectability of the Irish stoat Mustela erminea hibernica using two camera trap‑based survey methods

    The Irish stoat M. erminea hibernica is a subspecies endemic to Ireland and the Isle of Man but, despite being widespread in Ireland, no information exists on its population status due to the difficulty of detection. This study compared the efficacy of two camera trap methods (the Mostela, a modified camera trapping device, and an Read More


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  • Catherine O’Reilly, Peter Turner, Declan T. O’Mahony, Joshua P. Twining, David G. Tosh, Christopher Smal, Kate McAney, Ciara Powell, John Power, Denise B. O’Meara (2021) Not out of the woods yet: genetic insights related to the recovery of the pine marten (Martes martes) in Ireland

    In this study, the history of the pine marten (Martes martes) in Ireland is reviewed, revealing that the population has undergone several retractions and expansions over the last few hundred years. Here, we consider the genetic legacy of this flux in fortunes and its likely impacts upon the conservation and future recovery Read More


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  • Annual Report and Financial Statements — 31 December 2020

    VWT is pleased to publish its Annual Report for 2020. This report gives an overview of the past year’s highlights, its projects, its partners and its audited financial statements.


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  • VWT’s 2020 newsletter has just been published

    This issue of our newsletter includes a round-up of our work in 2020 and some of our plans for next year.


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  • Using Circuitscape to identify potential landscape corridors for the lesser horseshoe bat in Ireland

    This report presents the results of a modelling study funded by National Parks and Wildlife Service during 2020. The study investigates the gaps in the distribution of the lesser horseshoe bat in Ireland over its entire range, incorporating datasets on land cover, roads, linear habitat features and density of artificial lighting, to Read More


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  • Annual Report and Financial Statements – December 2019

    Vincent Wildlife Trust has published its Annual Report for 2019. The report gives an overview of the past year’s highlights, its projects, its partners and its audited financial statements


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  • VWT Newsletter 2019

    This issue of our newsletter includes new partnership projects on wildcats and European mink, an update on our pine marten work in Wales, Ireland and the Forest of Dean, our latest work on horseshoe and Mediterranean long-eared bats, and updates from our PhD students and trustees.


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  • VWT Ten Year Strategy 2020-2030

    Our 2020-2030 strategy sets out the next ten years of conserving threatened mammals using scientifically sound research. We continue to be a catalyst for innovative conservation as we work with new species, new partnerships and new areas.


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  • Croose, E. & Carter, S.P. (2019). A pilot study of a novel method to monitor weasels (Mustela nivalis) and stoats (M. erminea) in Britain

    In this paper, we present the results of a pilot study to trial the efficacy of a novel method for detecting the distribution of weasels and stoats in Britain, and we discuss its potential application for wide-scale monitoring.


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  • Using the Mostela to detect the Irish stoat (Mustela erminea hibernica) in Counties Mayo & Galway

    The Mostela consists of a wooden box containing a plastic tunnel and a camera trap within to record any animal that enters. It has successfully detected stoats in the Netherlands and the UK. The Irish stoat is a subspecies endemic to Ireland and the Isle of Man and, despite being widespread in Read More


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