NatureScot Commissioned Report 560: Pine martens on the Isle of Mull – assessing risks to native species
A population of pine martens has recently been discovered on the Isle of Mull, with a number of sightings, the collection of faecal material, the discovery of a carcass and a breeding event recorded since the late 2000s. The source of this population is unknown, as is the likely date of arrival. This report looks at whether or not martens have ever existed on Mull and when and how they are likely to have arrived. It assesses the likelihood of the species spreading and establishing itself on Mull, and the impacts it could have on the native fauna of the island.
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