This exciting project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, aimed to increase public involvement in discovering and monitoring mammals in the six South East counties of Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex, Kent and the Isle of Wight, to create an online South East Mammal Atlas by early 2015. The project is now complete and the results listed below.
If you live in this region, there are several ways that YOU can get involved:
Take part in a SURVEY: We need you to help us survey for hedgehogs and harvest mice
Download MAMMAL TRACKER our free app to identify and submit records of mammals
Loan a CAMERA TRAP through our loan scheme and discover the mammals near you. This project is coming to an end and cameras will be available throughout the country
Use our WEBSITE RESOURCES to learn more about mammals and how to identify them
Check out our videos on the MaWSE YouTube Channel!
You tell us your mammal encounters in this section.
Hedgehogs, Chris Matcham
Analysing biodiversity through camera traps, Ewan Bishop
Nest of baby hedgehogs in my garden, Nicky Torbett
Tracking the little creatures of Wareham, Georgina Head
The beavers of Scotland, Sam Hempenstall
Take a look at the camera trap videos we've been receiving through our loan scheme on our
Visit the other areas of the MaWSE project site, including:
Find out about the work MaWSE is doing to map mammals and take a look at our live record table for the South East!
(The app works on iOS version 6 or later for iphone and version 4.0.3 or later for android OS phones. It is not available on Windows phones).
Mammal Tracker will help you identify which mammal species you have seen with photos, descriptions, sounds and annotated images of those that are often easily confused, as well as making it easy to submit the record to us. We ask that you try to get photos where possible as this helps with verifying the record but you can still submit records without photos.