June 2020 Student of the Month - Victoria Curley To get in touch: email@example.com or @VictoriaCurley2 Background Water voles (Arvicola amphibius) are the largest species of vole in the UK and are our fastest declining mammal. They occupy a variety of habitats from upland moorland … [Read more...] about When Weasels Eat Water Voles
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May 2020 Student of the Month - Emma Cartledge I am currently in the second year of my PhD, studying the conservation ecology of reintroduced hazel dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) populations. My research group, Mammalian Behaviour and Evolution (MBE), is based at the University of Liverpool. … [Read more...] about Return of the dormouse: evaluating reintroduction success
Following publication of the early first draft financial result for 2019, in the Spring edition of Mammal News, I am now able to share the latest draft, still subject to independent review. The result has improved slightly, to a surplus of £18,176, duly mainly to better than expected publication … [Read more...] about DRAFT 2019 Accounts for AGM
The current advice to volunteers carrying out wildlife surveys is that they can continue to survey only if they are following all government guidance in their geographic region regarding outdoor activities, they are maintaining social distancing and appropriate health and safety procedures at all … [Read more...] about COVID-19 – advice to volunteers
A couple of weeks ago we asked you to send in your Urban and Garden Mammals questions for our panel and the result of the Zoom session is below. Thank you very much to everyone who sent in questions and to Derek Crawley, Penny Lewns, Fiona Matthews and Dawn Scott for answering them. Special thanks … [Read more...] about Ask the Experts – Urban and Garden Mammals
We're taking part in The 2.6 Challenge and we'd love it if you could support us! When? The Challenge kicks off on 26 April, the original date of the Virgin London Marathon before it was postponed. What? We’re asking you to take part in any activity of your choice on 26 April based around the … [Read more...] about Take on The 2.6 Challenge and help raise funds for the Mammal Society!
April 2020 Student of the Month - Hannah Lockwood Twitter: @CatPredation / @Han_Lockwood Website: www.whatthecatdraggedin.org Background The domestic cat (Felis silvestris catus) is one of the most ubiquitous predators in the world, having established populations in six continents, from the … [Read more...] about What The Cat Dragged In
Are you a mammologist looking for something to take your mind off being stuck at home? This may well be for you. Our new Mammal Atlas is now out, but just how do we go about putting dots on maps? Each record must be confirmed as being correct. This can be a straightforward process for some species, … [Read more...] about Britain’s mammal experts we need your help!