Surveys and Monitoring

The Mammal Society runs surveys and ongoing monitoring projects. Surveys collect statistical, detailed information on mammals, while monitoring projects collect vital distribution records and can identify population change. This feeds into The National Mammal Atlas Project (NMAP), which aims to produce a thorough, recent baseline of mammal distribution data. A more detailed understanding of this can more effectively advise conservation efforts.


Volunteer on surveys

We encourage everyone to get out there and monitor mammals and take part in surveys. The Mammal Society is currently developing a set of survey guidelines which will help you survey mammals easily and reliably in different habitats. In the meantime you can take part in one of our existing surveys:

Health & Safety 

It is important that ALL surveyors and monitors read these Health & Safety Guidelines before surveying.

Learn new skills

Our training courses can develop your skills in mammal identification and survey techniques. From introductory species courses, to mammal identifcation weekends and courses in survey techniques and fieldskills, we give you the tools to be able to competently identify and record mammals in the wild. Find out more in our online training brochure.

Longworth or Tube Trap Hire

Do you need traps for small mammal surveys? Hire them from us here! We have 200 Longworth Traps and 50 Bioecoss Tube Traps available to hire.

Completed Surveys and Ongoing Plans

The Mammal Society has completed a number of mammal surveys and research over the years, some of which are being readdressed and details will be online soon.