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  • Lesser Horseshoe Bat Conservation Project Report

    This project set out to build new and permanent structures in County Limerick in the vicinity of the Mulkear River to function as suitable roosting sites for the lesser horseshoe bat. This is the first time that funding under an agri-environment scheme was solely targeted to benefit this bat species and is Read More


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  • Lesser Horseshoe Bat Actions of Farms Leaflet

    This leaflet, produced as part of the Lesser Horseshoe Bat Conservation Project, was produced to describe the actions of the project but also to list other actions that farmers can take to promote the conservation of the lesser horseshoe bat.


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  • Guide to Small Mustelids of Ireland

    A guide to the native and non-native small mustelids of Ireland – the pine marten, Irish stoat, otter, American mink and ferret.


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  • VWT Newsletter 2022

    This newsletter highlights the work of 2022 and celebrates the achievements for mammal conservation in Ireland, Britain and further afield during this year.


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  • Lesser Horseshoe Bat Species Action Plan 2022-2026

    The first Species Action Plan for the Lesser horseshoe bat in Ireland has been published by the Irish Government, and is the product of extensive collaboration between the National Parks & Wildlife Service and the Vincent Wildlife Trust. The aim of the plan is to guide, inform and provide structure for the Read More


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  • VWT’s Newsletter for 2021

    This newsletter highlights the work of 2021 and celebrates the achievements for mammal conservation in Ireland and Britain during this year.


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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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