RESERVE YOUR PLACE TODAY! Friday 9 & Saturday 10 November 2018 Arup Offices, 8-13 Fitzroy St, Bloomsbury, London, W1T 4BQ Many mammals have been introduced to the Great Britain, most of which are thought to cause negative impacts. There are around 2000 known non-native plant … [Read more...] about Autumn Symposium – Non-native Mammals in Britain
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The Mammal Society, the only organisation dedicated to the study and conservation of all mammals in Britain and Ireland, launched its new Mammal Mapper app today. The charity wants members of the public to help record when and where they see mammals. Most wild mammals, including rabbits and … [Read more...] about Call for public to help wildlife conservation
Almost one in five of British mammal species face a high risk of extinction, according to the first comprehensive review of their populations for more than 20 years launched today by The Mammal Society and Natural England. The red squirrel, wildcat and the grey long-eared bat are all listed as … [Read more...] about British mammals’ fight for survival
New research published today by Oxford University's Wildcru, in collaboration with Natural England, Mammal Society and PTES reveals that water voles remain at risk from developers. The water vole, immortalised as ‘Ratty’ in Kenneth Grahams’ Wind in the Willows was formerly a common sight on … [Read more...] about Water voles remain at risk from developers
The hedgehog is rapidly disappearing from Britain. Today the Mammal Society is calling on the public to help find out why. Hedgehogs are thought to have declined by around a third over the past 10 years, and the reasons for the decline remain largely unknown. To help solve the mystery the charity … [Read more...] about Can the hedgehog call the hedgerow home anymore?
The Mammal Society’s Mammal photographer of the Year 2018 competition winners have been announced this week. Led by Mammal Society council member and editor of Mammal News, Hilary Conlan, the panel of three judges selected the winners from a huge number of entries from some of the UK’s most … [Read more...] about The Mammal Photographer of the Year 2018 – Winners Announced!
There are around 200 known invasive non-native plant and animal species in Britain and this number is increasing. A number of these are invasive mammals – and they can have a devastating impact on our native wildlife. What are invasive species? Mammal Society Vice-Chair Kate Hills, explains … [Read more...] about The impact of invasive mammals in Britain
The northern or Eurasian lynx, Lynx lynx, was once a native British species. Exact dates of its extinction in the UK are not known but radiocarbon dating of fossil remains have shown that this large feline is likely to have been present in the wild in the British Isles until the early Medieval … [Read more...] about Position Statement – the reintroduction of the lynx to Britain
Professor Robbie McDonald to deliver prestigious Cranbrook Lecture The Mammal Society has announced that this year’s Cranbrook Lecture will be delivered by Professor Robbie McDonald, Chair in Natural Environment at the Environment and Sustainability Institute at the University of Exeter. The title … [Read more...] about Tracking the changing fortunes of the weasel family in Britain
The Mammal Society Autumn Symposium was held in London on 3rd November 2017 bringing together nearly 100 delegates and speakers to discuss "Advances in marine mammal science to support conservation". The symposium highlighted technological advances that have been made to support research on … [Read more...] about Advances in marine mammal science to support conservation – symposium round up and podcast