Pine Martens Confirmed In Northumberland


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Conservationists are ecstatic at the news

that England’s rarest mammal,


the pine marten, has been found in the Cheviot Hills in Northumberland. Along with Cumbria, Durham, Yorkshire
and the Peak District, Northumberland is considered the most suitable habitat for pine martens, and may well already host small populations.

The finding of a pine marten scat (dropping) confirms the long-held view of mammal experts that this attractive tree-dwelling animal does exist in England, but in such low numbers that very few people ever see one.