Novel research finds alarming declines of some mammal species in the UK. Five of seven species of small mammals assessed found to have declined in occupancy (areas where present) by an average of 1.2-2.8% each year between 1970 and 2016. Some species previously thought not to be at risk, … [Read more...] about New Research Shows Alarming Decline in Small Mammals in the UK
The once familiar hedgehog has declined dramatically over the past few decades. Surprisingly, for such a well-loved creature, very little is known about why the hedgehog is in crisis. This makes it difficult to target conservation efforts to where they will be most effective. It is presumed that … [Read more...] about Ever wondered what hedgehogs get up to when we’re not looking?
Tickets are now available to book for our Autumn Symposium on Friday 3rd November 2017. This year the event will centre around “Advances in marine mammal science to support conservation”. The symposium is co-organised with Peter Evans of Bangor University and the Sea Watch Foundation. The … [Read more...] about Book your ticket for The Mammal Society Autumn Symposium 2017
What mammal species live on your campus? How many are there? The Mammal Society, in association with A Focus on Nature, would love to know! We’re looking for teams of students from Universities across the UK to take part in surveying for mammals on their campus. Win prizes and contribute to UK … [Read more...] about The Mammal Society launches the University Mammal Challenge