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Yorkshire Pine Marten Project

Pine marten by Chas Moonie

Image; Chas Moonie

NatureSpy are running an ambitious project to capture the first ever image of a wild pine marten living in Yorkshire.

In August 2017, after 4 years of looking, we finally captured a single male pine marten on Forestry Commission land on the North York Moors. 

Working with the Forestry Commission, the project uses wildlife camera traps in forests across the North York Moors which trigger when a wild animal passes in front of them, snapping a picture or video of the critter.

We'll now be focused on finding out if there are more martens, and supporting any that are here. If you'd like to help the project continue, you can join our crowd-funder for more equipment here

Although the project focuses on looking for martens, the camera traps also collect a wealth of videos and data on the other animals that call these forests home, and allows us to get a glimpse into behaviours and activity that are rarely observed...

Latest videos

For all the latest pine marten project videos and images straight from the camera traps, head over to the project videos page.


Donate to the project

As a social enterprise, NatureSpy funds this project through its shop, services and generous donations from members of the public.

Help us continue the project and join the quest for the Yorkshire pine marten today.

Get in touch!

Seen a pine marten in Yorkshire? Or want to know more about the project, or find out how you can help?

We'd love to hear from you - get in touch here. 

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