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!
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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
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
Join us for the Mammal Society's 7th Student Conference! The conference is being held on the 27th and 28th of April 2018 at the University of Worcester. This two-day event brings together a range of students, at all stages of study, to discuss mammal research. It is a chance to also meet with … [Read more...] about Calling all students!
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 2018 Training Brochure is here. Our training courses are for everyone, from interested individuals, to conservationists and ecological consultants, who want to develop their knowledge, field skills and experience for personal interest or professional development. From species introduction … [Read more...] about 2018 Training Brochure
Bats make high pitched calls inaudible to the human ear. These secret sounds can be recorded using specialised equipment, and the approach is frequently used to help determine whether bats are likely to be adversely affected by proposed developments such as new housing or roads. However, there are … [Read more...] about Making sense of clicks and squeaks: Mammal Society launches Ecobat