We are pleased to announce the programme for our Spring Conference held at the University of Exeter, 20th - 22nd April 2018. The Mammal Society’s 64th Spring Conference and AGM starts on Friday evening with the announcement and prize giving for the Mammal Photographer of the Year, whose … [Read more...] about Programme announced for Mammal Society’s 64th Spring Conference and AGM
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Natural England has appointed an all expert panel to aid bat conservation in the UK. The panel which includes Mammal Society Chair, Prof. Fiona Mathews, will help shape the future of bat conservation, provide a forum for ideas and ensure that an evidence based approach is used to secure better … [Read more...] about Mammal Society Chair, Prof. Fiona Mathews joins new government bat conservation panel
The once familiar hedgehog has declined dramatically over the past few decades. Surprisingly, for such a well-loved creature, very little is known about why the hedgehog is in crisis. This makes it difficult to target conservation efforts to where they will be most effective. It is presumed that … [Read more...] about Ever wondered what hedgehogs get up to when we’re not looking?
Following the launch of our 2017 Hedgehog Watch Project, Society Chair, Prof. Fiona Mathews was pleased to be invited to speak to John Humphrys on Radio 4’s Today programme. During the Radio 4 broadcast Fiona explained that, although we know that there has been a general decline in the hedgehog … [Read more...] about Save the hedgehog…be lazy!
Hello once again Mammal Lovers, it’s been ‘camera traps are go’ for us here in Southampton, and we’ve been loving all the cute pics! As we near the end of our Mammal’s Tail at SotonMammalWatch HQ, we’re still looking for good finds. As the weather warms up (Thank you Mother Nature) and deadlines … [Read more...] about May UMAC Surveys: Spotlight from Southampton MammalWatch
Hello Mammal Lovers! *cue game show music* Welcome back to the third instalment of #SotonMammals with your host, Georgia Harper! Alright, alright, everyone settle down, we’ve had an eventful month of April, with a twist. As I mentioned in the previous post, all members of the Southampton Team … [Read more...] about April UMAC surveys: Spotlight from Southampton MammalWatch
Hello all, So we’re into our 4th month of the Mammal Challenge. It’s been an interesting time so far with lots of late nights and early starts, lost memory cards and getting caught out in Aberdeen’s delightful weather. Of course, it’s all been worth it because we have been able to see some … [Read more...] about University Mammal Challenge Blog: Attenborough’s Army, Aberdeen University
Hi All! It’s Georgia from the #SotonMammals team again! How are you doing since we last spoke? All been on the look out for mammals? Yes? Good. It’s been a very hectic month for us all, we’re all getting ready to go on various field trips. Jack and I are going to demonstrate on a field course run … [Read more...] about March UMAC surveys: Spotlight from Southampton MammalWatch
This week's UMAC blog is brought to you by our Southampton team! For more information about UMAC, visit our UMAC web page. Hello Mammal Lovers! This month has been very eventful (and very cold) and we thought we'd keep you in the loop of what Team Southampton are getting up to as the University … [Read more...] about February UMAC Surveys: Spotlight from Southampton MammalWatch
Wild mammals are hugely popular, charismatic species. From the cunning fox to the prickly hedgehog and the acrobatic red squirrel, a lot of people would name a mammal as their favourite UK animal. Some of them are very familiar, like grey squirrels. Others are more mysterious and hard to … [Read more...] about Introducing the University Mammal Challenge