24 May 2021 - Invasive Species Week 2021 They may not be a fixture in our local parks or countryside but experts at the Mammal Society are concerned that raccoon dogs have the potential to become a problematic invasive species in Britain. A member of the fox family, raccoon dogs (pictured) are … [Read more...] about No right to remain for raccoon dogs
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The Mammal Society is delighted to announce that we have joined the Global Coalition #UnitedforBiodiversity. The Coalition was launched by the EU Commissioner for the Environment, Virginijus Sinkevičius, last year and calls on the world’s wildlife and nature organisations, museums, zoos, aquariums, … [Read more...] about Mammal Society joins Global Coalition “United for Biodiversity”
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
Joint news release issued by NatureScot, BTO, the Mammal Society, GWCT and the James Hutton Institute Volunteers are wanted for the first on-the-ground national survey to shed light on distribution and numbers of Scottish mountain hares. The survey, which is launched today and will carry on … [Read more...] about Volunteers wanted for innovative Scottish mountain hare survey!
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 Britain’s land-based species, such as hedgehogs, rabbits and voles. A team of researchers … [Read more...] about Are Britain’s animals eating plastics?
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
We are thrilled to announce that we have won the Wildlife Recording Group Award at the National Biodiversity Network (NBN) Awards for Wildlife Recording! The NBN Group Award was awarded for the Society’s commitment to data collection, which in recent years has led to the publication of the … [Read more...] about Mammal Society wins Wildlife Recording Award
The first official Red List for British Mammals highlights species most at risk of national extinction in the near future, with researchers calling for urgent action to prevent their loss. The first official Red List for British Mammals, produced by the Mammal Society for Natural England, … [Read more...] about One quarter of native mammals now at risk of extinction in Britain