Mammal Society council member Dawn Scott is an expert in mammal ecology and conservation. Dawn is Head of the School of Life Sciences at the University of Keele. Twitter @ProfDawnScott. Together with PhD student Kate Davies, Dawn is currently leading a conservation study on the post release … [Read more...] about Investigating the behaviour of rehabilitated hedgehogs
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Izzy Fry is a 15 year old young naturalist based in Wiltshire. Follow Izzy on Instagram for further updates @izzyfryphotography www.youngnaturalistizzyfry.com Water voles are disappearing. They started to lose their homes in the 1940s and 50s with the intensification of agriculture, but the most … [Read more...] about Water vole surveying by young naturalist Izzy Fry
Student Spotlight - Rachel Findlay-Robinson PhD student at the University of Cumbria Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @RachFinRob Website: https://rfrobinson5.wixsite.com/rfrobinson Project overview They spend most of their time sleeping, aren’t fans of social … [Read more...] about Hot and bothered? Unravelling the effects of climate change on Britain’s sleepiest mammal
Speaking from Delamere Forest in Cheshire earlier today, George Eustice, the Environment Secretary for the UK government announced his plans to protect and restore nature, tackle the climate and biodiversity crises and help deliver Net Zero by 2050. Mr Eustice committed to: amending the … [Read more...] about Promising news from UK government on restoration of nature plan
Winners of annual national mammal photography competition announced The past year has been challenging for people in so many ways and yet, when the Mammal Society set the challenge of submitting photographs of Britain’s “Mammals during Lockdown” for this year’s Mammal Photographer of the Year … [Read more...] about What Britain’s wild animals got up to during lockdown
Programmes such as the BBC’s Blue Planet and Hugh’s War on Plastic, have drawn attention to the threat plastics pose to sea-life. However, little is known about the impacts on the UK’s land-based species, such as hedgehogs, rabbits and voles. A team of researchers … [Read more...] about Are the UK’s small wild mammals eating plastic?
By Fiona Mathews, Mammal Society Chair and Professor of Environmental Biology, University of Sussex Sections of this blog appeared in British Wildlife magazine in 2020 The water vole Arvicola amphibius has the unenviable honour of being a leading contender for the title of Britain’s most … [Read more...] about Water voles: steps towards recovery action plan in Wales
Media release Urgent action is needed to save a third of all mammals currently at risk of extinction in Wales, The State of Mammals in Wales report has revealed. Launched today (25 November) by the Mammal Society, the report examines for the first time in over 20 years the current situation for … [Read more...] about New report shows highs and lows of mammal conservation in Wales
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
Publish your next paper open access in Mammal Review A new agreement between our publisher Wiley and Jisc means that, if you’re a UK-based researcher at a participating institution, you may now be able to publish open access in our periodical Mammal Review at no direct cost to you. This is great … [Read more...] about UK-based researcher? You may be eligible to publish open access at no cost!