Volunteer on Surveys and Monitoring Projects
We need to survey mammals to identify population changes and issues for conservation. We are strong advocates of large scale citizen involvement in scientifically robust, yet accessible, surveys and monitoring projects, to collect useful, valid data to effectively inform mammal conservation policies.
So get out there and have a go! We want you to get outside and look out for mammals. As a volunteer you gain valuable skills and field experience, while encountering elusive mammals and their signs in the wild.
- Footprint Tunnel Survey - for hedgehogs and other mammals
- Mini Mammal Monitoring (MMM)
- National Owl Pellet Survey - Volunteer Co-ordinators needed!
We are currently developing a full calendar of ongoing monitoring surveys, all of which will need your involvement. This collaborative effort leads the way in ongoing mammal monitoring in the British Isles, collecting data on changes to populaitons over time which will be used in our new National Mammal Atlas Project (NMAP), and to advocate effective conservation policies.
The Mammal Society has completed a number of mammal surveys and research over the years.
- Footprint Tunnel Trial for Hedgehogs and the Hedgehog Survey Pilot 2009
- 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