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In the press…

NatureSpy’s Yorkshire Pine Marten Project has enjoyed considerable press attention; here are some of the highlights…

BBC Look North

Our first TV appearance! A feature filmed by reporter Danny Carpenter that went out across both the Yorkshire and NE & Cumbria regions.

Danny joined us for a day as we checked camera traps in one of the project’s forests, and also took a look at the inconclusive image one of the camera traps took… could it be a pine marten? Watch the clip below.

The same night that this feature aired, the image was also featured on ITV Calendar before the weather!

BBC Wildlife Magazine

That same inconclusive image was picked up by BBC Wildlife Magazine in February 2014, with Amy-Jane Beer writing an article that featured in their ‘Agenda’ pages along with some information on the quest for Yorkshire’s pine marten…

Pine Marten BBC Wildlife Magazine


Yorkshire Post Magazine

Amy-Jane Beer spoke to us again for a feature in the Yorkshire Post Saturday magazine in May 2014, in which she joined us as we collected camera traps from one of the project’s forests.

Amy writes about the project so far, that inconclusive image, our smell lures, and how the project came about.

You can read the feature online here.

Yorkshire post pine marten article Amy-Jane Beer


The Northern Echo

The Northern Echo newspaper have followed and reported on our pine marten project right from the very beginning.

Northern Echo pine marten article

They were the first to write about the project’s launch, the start of our crowdfunding campaign and it’s subsequent success, and exclusively reported on the inconclusive image one of our camera traps got before it was picked up by local television and BBC Wildlife Magazine.

BBC Radio Tees & Radio York

The project has made three radio appearances; most notably BBC Radio Tees, where reporter David Macmillan joined us briefly to talk about the project amongst a wider discussion of rewilding in the UK.

You can listen to the interview here.

We caught up with David again in October 2014 to talk more about camera traps – and of course mentioning the elusive mustelid – listen again here.

We also talked to BBC Radio York at their studio about NatureSpy and camera trapping in general, including the project.

Other articles and mentions…

Wildlife Yorkshire Magazine pine marten

The project has also been reported on in many other newspapers, including the York Press, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife Yorkshire magazine (above), The Darlington & Stockton Times, Ryedale Gazette & Herald, The Advertiser, Dales Life magazine, and the online Yorkshire Times.

For any press enquiries, please get in touch here.