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  • Have you found a pine marten in your attic?

    25th April 2019

      Pine martens are protected by legislation and can only be removed under licence from the NPWS, and by your local NPWS Conservation Ranger. If you need urgent assistance related to a Read More

  • European Mustelid Colloquium

    3rd April 2019

    The VWT and the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon are organising the 33rd European Mustelid Colloquium, which will be held on 8th-11th October 2019 at the University of Lisbon. Please save the date! Registration Read More

  • The 2019 All-Ireland Squirrel and Pine Marten Survey launches

    14th March 2019

      2019 All-Ireland Squirrel and Pine Marten Survey Launched Members of the public are invited to participate in a Citizen Science survey, and record their sightings of red squirrels, grey squirrels and Read More

  • Official launch of

    29th November 2018

      A small native Irish mammal has entered the digital age by having its own website. is a one-stop shop for information on pine martens in Ireland, and is the result of Read More

  • Go Wild in Galway 2018 – highlights!

    2nd July 2018

      We celebrated National Biodiversity Week by connecting people across Galway with nature. 2018 marked the third year of ‘Go Wild in Galway’, bringing together organisations from across the city in a festival Read More

  • Go Wild in Galway 2018!

    15th May 2018

    ‘Go Wild’ and connect with Galway’s wildlife! Galway is gearing up to ‘Go Wild’ again this year on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May. This free two-day festival of wildlife includes walks, Read More

  • Bats and squirrels making the headlines

    30th March 2018

    We would like to draw your attention to three recent publications one featuring the lesser horseshoe bat and two concerned with research on the red squirrel. Our colleague Hilary Macmillan was invited Read More

  • New VWT CEO appointed

    19th February 2018

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Lucy Rogers as CEO of The Vincent Wildlife Trust. Lucy has a background in conservation science and conservation delivery. With a PhD in Read More

  • New VWT Trustees

    14th February 2018

    We would like to welcome two new trustees to the VWT, Dr Liam Lysaght and Professor Robbie McDonald. Liam Lysaght is Director of the National Biodiversity Data Centre in Waterford Ireland where Read More

  • Go Wild Nature Camps

    18th January 2018

    Here is a short video highlight the Go Wild Nature Camps were delivered for the first time as part of Heritage Week 2017 in County Galway! The Go Wild Nature Camps aimed Read More