Project Officer Ed checks pine marten hair tubes

Hair tubes, chicken wings and invisible martens…

(aka pine marten DNA surveys…) By Ed Snell, Yorkshire Pine Marten Project Officer One of our objectives of the Yorkshire Pine Marten Support Programme, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is obtain pine marten DNA so we can establish their origin and identify individual martens. There are two common ways of doing this; through analysis of their scats or hair samples. We’ve recently completed our first DNA survey covering roughly

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Help us ID images with MammalWeb

Help us ID thousands of images from the Yorkshire Pine Marten Support Programme As of this week, you will be able to play an important role the Yorkshire Pine Marten Support Programme by identifying species in our camera trap photos through MammalWeb. MammalWeb is an online platform for ID of species in camera trap images that is freely available for anyone to access, just head to the MammalWeb website and

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Pine marten update – Over 50 camera traps deployed…

By Ed Snell, Yorkshire Pine Marten Project Officer Over 30 volunteers are now involved in the project, setting cameras and placing (smelly!) bait… 4 months in to our new Heritage Lottery funded pine marten project, the Yorkshire Pine Marten Support Programme, and our excellent volunteer team have been making the most of the good weather! Our camera trap surveys are now in full swing which means we have between 45 –

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Setting up a trail camera for pine marten in Yorkshire

Pine marten update – getting things going…

By Ed Snell, Yorkshire Pine Marten Project Officer We are now 4 weeks in to our new Heritage Lottery funded pine marten project, the Yorkshire Pine Marten Support Programme. We’ve been busy getting the project off the ground and one of our first priorities is getting trail cameras into forests in the North York Moors area. Trail cameras are central to our pine marten surveying efforts as we can learn a

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Pine marten in Yorkshire

New 3 year project for pine marten in Yorkshire

Heritage Lottery Fund support to uncover secrets of pine marten on the North York Moors. Rare and elusive pine marten will be the focus of a new 3 year project on the North York Moors, thanks to a grant of over £66,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Made possible thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, the Yorkshire Pine Marten Support Programme aims to find out more about

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Red Squirrel finds pine marten an ally in fight against greys

Pine marten an ally in red squirrel fight

New evidence of pine marten helping red squirrel populations to rebound in the UK Researchers have discovered a fascinating link between pine marten and red squirrel behaviours that could help red squirrel numbers to rebound, while supressing invasive grey squirrel populations… Photo © Peter Trimming (cc-by-sa/2.0) Researchers from University of Aberdeen have been exploring the effects of pine marten population recovery on native red squirrel and invasive grey squirrel populations in

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