Forestry trends in Wales, in relation to potential pine marten recovery

5th November 2014

One of the major factors thought to underpin the decline of the pine marten population in Wales is the loss of woodland and fragmentation of habitat. In order to successfully re-establish the population it is vital to understand the current and future trends in woodland cover and composition, which will also enable us to confidently justify why we have chosen this time to reinforce the population. This brief document analyses government and independent forestry data, and assess the intentions and ideals for Welsh woodlands in the future, commenting on the relevance to our work.