Mammal charities identify worst areas for hedgehog road deaths If you are driving in the suburbs of Leeds, Manchester, Stoke on Trent or Birmingham this year, look out for one of Britain’s iconic and most threatened mammals. In research just published, the Mammal Society details when, where … [Read more...] about Predicting hedgehog mortality risks on British roads
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Mammal Society launches its annual Mammal Photographer of the Year competition with a brand new category for 2020. Many of us have never even seen a mole or a weasel, let alone been in a position to photograph one. However, this year the Mammal Society has set Britain’s talented amateur wildlife … [Read more...] about Search for Britain’s most talented mammal photographer begins!
The Mammal Society is pleased to have worked with many other conservation organisations in the UK to produce the State of Nature Report 2019. Thousands of records collected by Mammal Society volunteers, and the work we have done to assess the conservation status of our mammals, underpins the … [Read more...] about State of Nature Report 2019
From tiny bats to prowling wildcats, all of Britain’s mammals matter. Very sadly the Mammal Society’s 2018 Review of the Population and Conservation Status of British Mammals found that 1 in 5 wild land mammals are at risk of extinction. From this review the wildlife charity created the UK’s first … [Read more...] about Get creative for conservation – National Mammal Week 2019
This year's Autumn Symposium will focus on Urbanisation and biodiversity and we'll be asking if cities really can be made sustainable for wildlife. We'll be exploring how we manage growing pressure for urbanisation and associated infrastructure requirements whilst also conserving wildlife. The … [Read more...] about Autumn Symposium 2019 – Urbanisation & biodiversity
Free mammal tracking app turns amateurs into ecologists How often have you been a passenger in a car and counted the foxes, badgers, deer and rabbits that you’ve seen (alive or dead) on the roadside? What about all the mammals you’ve seen whilst you’re out on your morning dog walk or weekend … [Read more...] about Free mammal tracking app turns amateurs into ecologists
A squashed hedgehog on the side of the road used to be such a common sight that a road safety campaign was launched on the back of it. Who over the age of about thirty doesn’t remember 1997’s King of the Road hedgehogs? Twenty years later it is rare to see a dead hedgehog, let alone a live one. The … [Read more...] about Are we driving hedgehogs to extinction?
The Mammal Society, the only charity dedicated to the conservation of all Britain’s mammal species, announced today that its first official patron is the broadcaster and children’s author, Zeb Soanes. Zeb, known to millions as newsreader of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme and presenter of the … [Read more...] about Broadcaster Zeb Soanes is Mammal Charity’s first patron
Small mammal wins biggest prize in this year's Mammal Photographer of the Year competition The results of the Mammal Society’s annual photography competition are in. The winner of Mammal Photographer of the Year 2019 is Roy Rimmer from Lancashire with his atmospheric photograph “Woodmouse Shut that … [Read more...] about Did someone say cheese?
“SCOTLAND: a rewilding journey” 29 March 2019 at the University of Glasgow Love it or hate it, rewilding is guaranteed to get people talking. The idea that functional ecosystems, that preserve biodiversity whilst also delivering benefits to people, can be restored in Scotland and … [Read more...] about Cairngorms Wildlife Photographer to deliver Cranbrook Lecture