Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, The Vincent Wildlife Trust, and the Forestry Commission, are collaborating on a pioneering project to explore the feasibility of reintroducing pine martens to the Forest of Dean, with the support of Forest Holidays and the Woodland Trust.

We are very keen to hear your thoughts, and would appreciate it if you took the time to complete our short survey by clicking HERE

No decision on the reintroduction has been made, or will be made before the feasibility study and the full public consultation have been completed. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch with Andrew at Andrew.Stringer@GloucestershireWildlifeTrust.co.uk


An introduction to pine martens and an overview of the feasibility study:

 

 

 

 

All pine marten images are (c) Bill Cuthbert or Karl Franz.


The conservation reasons for a reintroduction:

 

 


What would a reintroduction look like?

 

 


If you're interested in hearing more about the project, Andrew has a number of upcoming talks:

Chepstow - Gwent Wildlife Trust – 17/1/2018 (www.gwentwildlife.org/events/2018/01/17/pine-martens-neighbours?)

Ledbury Naturalists – 16/2/2018 (www.ledburynaturalists.co.uk/getting-involved/indoor-meetings/)

Gloucestershire Naturalists Society AGM – 16/3/2018 – Details TBC (www.glosnats.org/diary/)