Saturday, 3 October 2015
The pine marten never died out in Wales, in spite of media headlines to the contrary. It simply is very good at avoiding human contact, though a veteran fellow-councillor a few years ago told me of a sighting in the grounds of his house in the north of the county borough. Also, it lives at very low densities as this Web page explains. Therefore, the Pine Marten Recovery Project is welcome. The introduction of fresh stock should reinvigorate the native population in the same way as imports of red kites did for our iconic bird.