National Mammal Week is organised by the Mammal Society and takes place at the end of October each year. This year it will be running from Friday 18 through to Sunday 27 October. The theme is:
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 we created the UK’s first Red List, which features some of our most iconic species such as, wildcats, red squirrels, water voles, hedgehogs, and barbastelle bats. Each day of National Mammal Week we’ll be highlighting the plight of one of these at-risk species.
You can expect lots of fun-filled informative days with:
The first big competition is our Design a T-shirt Competition!
The competition is open to primary school age children and teens, with two age categories: 4 – 11 years and 12 – 18 years. The idea is to use the Red List species as inspiration to create a bright and eye-catching design for a new Mammal Society t-shirt. The two winners will see their design available on the Mammal Society’s Teemill store and will also receive a t-shirt with their very own design on! Designs must be received on white A4 paper by midnight on 20 October and the winners will be announced on the 22 October. So, get creative for conservation this National Mammal Week and remember, Mammals Matter! More information, T&Cs and entry forms can be found here.
We’re also running a Walk This Water Way Competition!
This fantastic prize bundle could be yours if you take part in our Walk This Water Way survey! Simply complete at least one survey before midnight on the 24 October and you’ll be entered into the prize draw. For every survey you do, your name will be entered into the draw. So the more you survey, the more chance you have of winning! The winner will be announced on Friday 25 October. Click here for more information about Walk This Water Way and T&Cs for the competition.
Prize bundle contents:
A Mammal Society tote bag, eco-friendly bamboo coffee cup, cuddly otter toy and Mammal Society water shrew handbook!
Things to look out for during National Mammal Week:
The launch of Mammal Photographer of the Year 2020
Opening of registrations for University Mammal Challenge 2020
Two new publication releases!