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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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  • 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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