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8th June 2017

In the first half of 2016 the VWT took part in the Pine Marten Population Assessment. This study was funded by the National Parks and Wildlife Service and conducted under the leadership of Pete Turner and Catherine O’ Reilly at Waterford Institute of Technology and Declan O’ Mahony from the Agri-food and Biosciences Institute in Belfast.

Using non-invasive genetic survey techniques, this large-scale study will give an updated density and abundance for the pine marten in the Republic of Ireland. The results will contribute to the conservation management and future monitoring of the pine marten and the findings have been recently published in the European Journal of Wildlife Research