Research Gaps & Unanswered Questions
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BAP Mammal Research Requirements
Our BAP Mammals Surveys and Mitigation Interim Guidelines (available to buy online through NHBS) provide up to date in depth best practive advice for surveying and protecting 8 priority (BAP) mammals, for which guidance was previously unavailable. It has information on biology, habitat requirements, status and distribution, legislative protection, BAP status and recommended actions, survey methodologies and EIA: mitigation, compensation and enhancement.
For these 8 BAP species there are requirements for further research, which need prioritising to revise best practice, evaluate new survey methods, and address the conservation challenges these species face. We encourage researchers to focus on such gaps for these BAP mammals.
- Hare (Brown & Mountain)
- Harvest mouse
- Pine marten
- Red squirrel
A more comprehensive list of research requirements for all species will be compiled and published online as gaps are identified.
If your research will cover any of the questions listed below (or you are considering a project that will), please let us know by emailing email@example.com.
The 8 BAP Mammals
|Hare, Brown Lepus europaeus &
Mountain Lepus timidus
|Harvest mouse Micromys minutus||
|Hedgehog (European)Erinaceus europaeus||
In addition to the public awareness campaign led by PTES & BHPS (Hedgehog Street) additional requirements are:
|Pine marten Martes martes||
|Polecat Mustela putorius||
Further info: UK Red Squirrel Groupwww.forestry.gov.uk/fr/ukrsg
|Scottish Wildcat Felis sylvestris||