Who we are
For more than 40 years, Vincent Wildlife Trust has led the way in supporting the recovery of mammal species such as otter, water vole, horseshoe bats and, more recently, pine marten. VWT is respected internationally as a leader in developing and implementing innovative approaches that halt and reverse
declines in threatened mammal species.
VWT is a specialist NGO and a key player in research-led conservation interventions for a range of mammal species. This is possible thanks to a firm financial base that is independent of membership income, together with a high degree of flexibility that enables VWT both to act quickly and to plan for the long term. This approach has allowed the Trust to focus on mammals with particular and often challenging conservation needs, with which other organisations are unwilling or unable to engage. For example, acquiring and
managing greater horseshoe bat maternity roosts and surrounding land in the 1980s and 1990s enabled VWT to protect 50% of the British population of this European Protected Species. Our bat reserves remain a unique resource as exemplars of roost management. Combined with research into their ecology and habitat needs, this has led to the population of these rare bats more than doubling in recent years.
While VWT is not a campaigning or lobbying organisation, our expertise, advice and impartial evidence provide support to a wide range of decision makers. We want to deliver significant change to the fortunes of threatened mammals through a positive and bold conservation strategy. We are extending our reach to prioritise a greater range of species over a larger geographic area, and we are working increasingly at a landscape scale, across Britain, Ireland and strategically targeted areas of continental Europe.
Vincent Wildlife Trust has been at the forefront of innovative techniques for wildlife conservation for more than 40 years. Our specific niche is the conservation of native mammals under threat, providing scientifically sound, practical solutions to conservation problems locally and internationally.
We have a vacancy on our Board of Trustees for someone with specialist skills in investment management to join us and complement the skills and experiences of the existing six Trustees and to help VWT deliver its strategy.
Whilst an interest in the conservation of wildlife is important, there is no requirement for experience or specialist knowledge in this field. Preference will be given to those who have good knowledge and proven experience of financial products and can contribute to the investment policies and strategy of the Trust.
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