How are pine martens being helped to survive and thrive in the wild?
Pine martens were once widely distributed throughout Britain. However, the species is now in danger of extinction in England and Wales and is protected in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981, and classified as a Priority Species in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan.
How did this decline happen and what is being done to ensure these remarkable animals not only survive but actually grow their numbers across Britain once again?
Find out more about pine marten conservation here.