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  • Annual Report Summary 2012

    This summary version of our Annual Report outlines our achievements in 2012. It also gives a financial synopsis and summarises our future plans. If you would like to read the VWT’s audited financial statements for 2012 they are presented in our full VWT ‘Annual Report and Financial Statements’.


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  • Annual Report and Financial Statements 2012

    This report outlines The Vincent Wildlife Trust’s achievements in 2012, explains our governance arrangements and outlines our future plans. The VWT’s audited financial statements for 2012 provide financial details of our work during the year and how it was funded.


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  • VWT E-newsletter July 2011

    This issue includes an overview of work taking place during 2011. Including an introduction to our new Trustee, updates on our pine marten work in Cumbria and Scotland, our new projects ‘Mammals in a Sustainable Environment’ and ‘Our Beacon for Bats’ and an insight into a biological recording event, BioBlitz, in Ireland.


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  • A guide to identifying the small mustelids of Britain and Ireland

    The small mustelids are characterised by their long thin body shape, which enables them to follow their prey down small tunnels and burrows. However, because of their similar body shape they can be difficult to distinguish from each other. This guide helps with the identification of the mustelid family.


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  • Quick-start guide to the identification of small mustelids

    This ‘quick-start’ guide shows the distinguishing features of members of the small mustelid family in Britain and Ireland, which includes the otter, pine marten, polecat, polecat-ferret, mink, stoat and weasel. It also shows common small mustelid tracks and signs.


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  • Our Mammal Conservation Strategy in Britain and Ireland

    Our native mammals, alongside all of our native wildlife, are struggling to cope with a range of threats, but often we are able to make a real difference – both species of horseshoe bat are doing well, and the discovery of the pine marten body in Wales in 2012 gives us great hope for the future.


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  • Design of the CJM Batbox

    The CJM bat box was designed to imitate niches where crevice dwelling bats might roost; such as a split in a tree trunk or behind loose bark. The three vertical ‘slots’ each of a different width, offers a choice that several species of bat, depending on their size, might use.


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  • Jordan, N. et al. (2011). The Great North Pine Marten Pursuit Report

    The “Great North Pine Marten Pursuit‟ surveys were initiated in order to collect pine marten DNA from extant populations of England. They aimed to determine the presence of pine martens in specific areas, and so allow a focussing of future conservation resources in those areas; and to determine the genetic haplotype of Read More


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  • Jordan, N. (2011). Strategy for Restoring the Pine Marten to England and Wales

    Although sightings reports and occasional genetic evidence confirm the presence of the pine marten in parts of England and Wales, limited success in their detection despite concerted efforts suggest that they are not abundant and that populations have failed to recover from their historical decline.


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  • McAney K. (2010) A pilot study to test the use of hair tubes to detect the Irish stoat along hedgerows in County Galway

    In Ireland the Irish stoat is considered to be a near-endemic subspecies, with >90% of the global population estimated to occur in the country. This study involved laying plastic baited hair tubes, 10 per 200 metres at 20m intervals, along hedgerows in the bottom left 1km2 of 10 km grid squares across County Read More


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