The Mammal Society is a social conservation organisation, supporting an ever-growing network of over 2000 mammal professionals and volunteers, experts and enthusiasts, all working to survey, monitor, research and conserve mammals, learn more about them and secure their future in the British Isles & Ireland.
Since we were established in 1954, we have developed and led scientifically robust surveys and ongoing monitoring of mammals to help identify population declines and vulnerable species, encouraged and shared results of new research and conservation to inform and raise awareness, and became the national voice campaigning on behalf of our members to advocate effective mammal conservation policy.
Our core prinicple of supporting and encouraging science-based conservation is enshrined in our aims to:
- Raise public awareness of mammals, their ecology and conservation needs
- Involve people of all ages in surveying and monitoring mammals
- Develop the knowledge and field skills of those working for mammal conservation
- Support mammal research, and disseminate results of new information
- Provide up-to-date, reliable information and sound science-led advice to advocate effective conservation policy