Current surveys and projects
The National Mammal Atlas Project
The National Mammal Atlas Project (NMAP) aims to produce the first national mammal atlas in over 20 years to present vital new baseline distribution data, which will be continually updated through ongoing monitoring. The atlas project self funded by the Mammal Society in partnership with the BRC. It uses from members and the public via those submitted on Irecord plus shared records from local record centres and other data providers with a data time scale of 2000-2015. The National Mammal Atlas will be published in winter 2018/19.
How you can help:
Records can be submitted through our Record Submission page or through the Mammal Tracker App. Download our FREE Mammal Tracker app for iphone and android, to record mammals when you’re out and about! Developed through the Heritage Lottery Funded MaWSE project.
The Mammal Society has conducted the first review of the Population and Conservation Status of British Mammals for more than 20 years. It will be published by Natural England in June 2018, together with the Red List of Threatened Mammals for Great Britain.
Red list of British Mammals
This document assesses the likely risk of species going extinct in the near future in Great Britain and individually for England, Scotland and Wales. The document follows international rules for the assessment, which are laid out by the IUCN (International Union for Nature Conservation).
Review of the Population and Conservation Status of British Mammals.
The Mammal Review project aims to estimate the population size of each terrestrial mammal in the UK, along with information on trends and conservation status. The project will report to Natural England, Natural Resources Wales and Scottish Natural Heritage, is being produced in collaboration with the Biological Records Centre and will incorporate records from 1995 to 2016.
Past surveys and projects
The Mammal Society has completed a number of mammal surveys and research over the years:
- The Hedgehog Watch Project Annual Survey
- The Hedgehog and Lighting Project
- Tracking Ratty: Water Vole Displacement Project
- The Mammal Watch South East project (MaWSE)
- Methods for Monitoring Harvest Mice – MMM Research Report 2008
- National Water Shrew Survey 2004-2006
- Winter Mammal Monitoring 2005
- Domestic Cat Predation on Wildlife
- Garden Mammals Survey 2001
- Road Deaths Survey 2000 – 2001
- National Fox Mange Survey 1999 – 2000
- Living with Yellow-necked Mice 1998-1999
Longworth or Tube Trap Hire
The Mammal Society owns 130 Longworth traps, 50 Bioecoss traps and 5 camera traps which are available to loan. Please contact our training officer Jackie Wells on firstname.lastname@example.org or 02380010984 for more information. Mammal Society membership and loan fees apply.