The European Otter (Lutra lutra) The European Otter is a large aquatic carnivore with dark fur and a long black tapered tail. It’s an important biological indicator for the health of our rivers and wetlands, as well as being a top predator in these habitats. During the 20th century, … [Read more...] about Walk This Water Way Wednesday – Otters!
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With the release of the new Mammal Mapper App comes a new project for everyone to get involved with! If you have the app, enjoy walking and have access to a water course for at least 600m, then this is the perfect project for you. Find out how you can get involved here. … [Read more...] about Walk This Water Way
Artificial night lighting is one of the most pervasive — and yet under-recognised — causes of environmental pollution. Although technological advances have vastly improved the cost effectiveness and energy efficiency of lighting over recent decades, these potentially positive changes are … [Read more...] about Light pollution…hidden in plain sight #WorldEnvironmentDay 2019
We are thrilled to announce that every purchase of Creature Candy's new badger range will benefit Britain’s mammals! Creature Candy have announced that they will be donating 10% of sales from their new badger range to the Mammal Society. Creature Candy was created to raise awareness of Britain's … [Read more...] about Thank you Creature Candy!
Sadly, hedgehog populations are now so low that we rarely see them, even squashed ones on the side of the road. However, we know that vehicles are still one of the main threats to hedgehog conservation. Together with People's Trust for Endangered Species and British Hedgehog Preservation Society … [Read more...] about Mammal Society Appeal – Are we Driving Hedgehogs to Extinction?
The Mammal Society’s 65th Conference saw the annual event return to Scotland, with a Scottish theme very much in evidence. The three-day event, which took place in Glasgow over the last weekend in March, kicked off with the Cranbrook Lecture given by Pete Cairns, professional nature photographer and … [Read more...] about Spring Conference 2019 – a big tartan thank you!
Update: the spring 2019 woodland surveying period is now over. If you are interested in these surveys, please still contact email@example.com so that we can register your interest for future opportunities. Thank you! What are we doing? Over the last few months we have been asking … [Read more...] about Small mammal surveys in grassland/woodland
The 65th Mammal Society Spring Conference will take place at the University of Glasgow on Friday 29 March and will run until Sunday 31 March. For more information and to view the Conference programme please click here. The booking deadline has now passed but for last minute availability please … [Read more...] about Spring Conference is just around the corner
Whilst much focus is rightly given to the wildlife and landscape degradation of Africa, Asia and the Americas – beautiful amounts of biodiversity and scenic landscapes can be found on our doorstep here in the United Kingdom. I have taken advantage of appreciating UK wildlife more times than I can … [Read more...] about A Nocturnal Kingdom in the Heart of Cheltenham
Towns and cities are growing rapidly across the globe. In 1960, about a third of the world’s population lived in urban areas – this is set to reach two-thirds by 2050 according to the United Nations. And Britain is up there, near the top of the leader board with 83% of people being townies. So how … [Read more...] about 21st Century Fox – no longer a country dweller?