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?
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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
Budding David Attenboroughs will have the chance to cut their naturalist teeth early next year by taking part in the Mammal Society’s third annual University Mammal Challenge. The Mammal Society is the nation’s only charity with an interest in all UK mammals. In association with the youth nature … [Read more...] about Students, who’s sharing your campus?
Ever wondered why your neighbour has hedgehogs in their garden and you don’t? The team at the Mammal Society hopes that you can help them to answer this question by completing a survey about hedgehog habits in your area. Statistics from last year’s HogWatch survey show that over half of those who … [Read more...] about Coveting your neighbour’s hedgehog?
Press release issued by Wildlife and Countryside Link on Monday 29 October 2018 in response to the Budget. Responding to the Budget, 18 environmental groups are highlighting their disappointment with the limited new initiatives and lack of funding for nature announced today. This … [Read more...] about ‘Gold standard’ environment pledge tarnished by lack of environmental Budget measures
The Mammal Society is on the look out for its next Mammal Photographer of the Year. Could that be you? Today, in the midst of its National Mammal Week activities, the Mammal Society has launched the annual Mammal Photographer of the Year competition for amateur wildlife photographers. The first … [Read more...] about Search for 2019 Mammal Photographer of the Year begins
American mink have had an enormous impact on Britain’s wildlife for over 50 years. Yet sightings of this predatory animal have declined. What will the impact be for our native wildlife, and are we being complacent in assuming that the species will continue to dwindle? Statistics in the Mammal … [Read more...] about Decline in Britain’s invasive Mink population – a positive development?
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