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?
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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
Almost one in five of British mammal species face a high risk of extinction, according to the first comprehensive review of their populations for more than 20 years launched today by The Mammal Society and Natural England. The red squirrel, wildcat and the grey long-eared bat are all listed as … [Read more...] about British mammals’ fight for survival
New research published today by Oxford University's Wildcru, in collaboration with Natural England, Mammal Society and PTES reveals that water voles remain at risk from developers. The water vole, immortalised as ‘Ratty’ in Kenneth Grahams’ Wind in the Willows was formerly a common sight on … [Read more...] about Water voles remain at risk from developers
The hedgehog is rapidly disappearing from Britain. Today the Mammal Society is calling on the public to help find out why. Hedgehogs are thought to have declined by around a third over the past 10 years, and the reasons for the decline remain largely unknown. To help solve the mystery the charity … [Read more...] about Can the hedgehog call the hedgerow home anymore?
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!