June 2020 Student of the Month - Victoria Curley To get in touch: email@example.com or @VictoriaCurley2 Background Water voles (Arvicola amphibius) are the largest species of vole in the UK and are our fastest declining mammal. They occupy a variety of habitats from upland moorland … [Read more...] about When Weasels Eat Water Voles
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May 2020 Student of the Month - Emma Cartledge I am currently in the second year of my PhD, studying the conservation ecology of reintroduced hazel dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) populations. My research group, Mammalian Behaviour and Evolution (MBE), is based at the University of Liverpool. … [Read more...] about Return of the dormouse: evaluating reintroduction success
Are you a mammologist looking for something to take your mind off being stuck at home? This may well be for you. Our new Mammal Atlas is now out, but just how do we go about putting dots on maps? Each record must be confirmed as being correct. This can be a straightforward process for some species, … [Read more...] about Britain’s mammal experts we need your help!
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
This Sunday 8th March 2020 is International Women's Day and to celebrate, we thought you might like to know more about a few of the women behind the Mammal Society... Hilary Conlan, Mammal News Magazine Editor I am the editor of the Mammal News. This came about when the previous editor said … [Read more...] about Women of the Mammal Society
Bisham Woods, near Maidenhead, I’ve been discovering, is a highly varied collection of woods, from Goulding’s Wood in the south through Park Wood, Inkydown Wood up to Fultness Wood and Quarry Wood in the north. Turns out, the variety isn’t just confined to the names. Over the course of 2019 we’ve … [Read more...] about Small Mammal Trapping in Bisham Woods by Damian Carter
Are wild mammals eating plastic? Are you concerned about the impact of supermarket plastic waste could have on our UK wild mammals? The Mammal Society, with support from Waitrose & Partners’ Golden Jubilee Trust scheme and the University of Sussex, are … [Read more...] about #PlasticInMammals
Are wild mammals eating plastic? Are you concerned about the impact of plastic waste on our wildlife? The Mammal Society, with support from Waitrose & Partners’ Golden Jubilee Trust scheme and the University of Sussex, are launching a new project to investigate. As highlighted by the BBC’s … [Read more...] about
Last year we asked you to help record hedgehog sightings and ran an appeal to raise money to fund research into hedgehog road deaths. Thanks to your help, we have now identified hotspots where hedgehogs are most at risk on roads. Click here to view our interactive map, which is free for communities … [Read more...] about Mammal Society Appeal – Hogs On Roads 2020
Earlier this year we launched our first Mammal Society t-shirt design competition. We asked the nation’s 4-18 year olds to come up with a colourful design featuring some of Britain’s iconic mammals. The theme for this year’s competition, to tie in with National Mammal Week, was #MammalsMatter. We … [Read more...] about T-shirt Design Competition – we have our winners!