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
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Mammals are notoriously difficult to record and British ones are no exception. Yet knowing where species are, and how they are doing, is critical for wildlife conservation. A new book, which has just been published by British wildlife charity the Mammal Society, maps the distribution of both … [Read more...] about New Atlas shows changing distribution of Britain’s mammals
Bold move pays off for winning fox photographer The winners of the Mammal Society’s annual photographic competition have been announced today and the first prize has been claimed by amateur photographer Roger Cox from East London. Roger says of his stunning image “Foxhall Zafira” “This … [Read more...] about Mammal Photographer of the Year 2020 – we have a winner!
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
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?