Pine Martin Guide for Householders 


The Vincent Wildlife Trust has published ‘The Pine Marten in Ireland: A guide for householders’.

The pine marten is protected in Ireland by both national and international legislation. Under the Irish Wildlife Acts it is an offence, except under licence, to capture or kill a pine marten, or to destroy or disturb its resting places.

As a result of the scarcity of natural den sites, pine martens may use both inhabited and uninhabited buildings as dens. The guide gives practical information on how to address the problem of what to do if you have an unwanted pine marten house guest. 

The guide can be downloaded at:


© Peter Foss 2012