Saving England's most threatened species from extinction


Pine Marten

Looking back – the Pine Marten project

Well, what a year it’s been with our first confirmed Northumberland Pine Marten record and now our first confirmed Cumbrian record from the Kershope forest area. It has been non-stop but we still have a long way to go before we can assess the status of the Pine Marten in northern England.  The first record...

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Swapping the Lecture Theatre for the Forest

In our last two Willow Tit blogs, we introduced the project itself and then looked at why it’s been chosen for Back from the Brink. In this blog piece, we’re focussing on how you can spot a Willow Tit and what you can do when that happens.

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Filming the Pine Marten – a volunteers view.

The Back from the Brink Pine Marten project is the first time we have volunteered with The Vincent Wildlife Trust (which we thoroughly enjoy). We were introduced to the many aspects of this species and project when we saw it advertised in the local press and social media. We knew Kevin O’Hara (project officer) from...

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The Pine Marten and squirrel conundrum…

Can Pine Martens ‘control’ Grey Squirrels? There has been a lot of interest and media coverage recently on the fascinating relationship between Pine Martens, the non-native Grey Squirrel, and the native Red Squirrel; and the impact that Pine Martens are having on Grey Squirrels. We explore this story a little more in relation to our...

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Introducing the Pine Marten

I can’t begin to tell you all how thrilled I am to be given the opportunity to be the new Pine Marten Project Officer in the north of England with The Vincent Wildlife Trust for the Back from the Brink project.

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