Mammals on Roads
July sees the start of Mammals on Roads, our nationwide survey of mammal sightings along single-carriage roads. Add your sightings to help us find out crucial information about the status of our wildlife.
To date, over half a million kilometres of road have been surveyed through Mammals on Roads. Findings from your annual sightings have already alerted us to the drastic decline in hedgehogs and were the impetus for our hedgehog projects and surveys.
Join in this summer to inform us how we can save the most threatened British mammals in the years to come.
How does the survey work?
We want to know about your route and what you see along the way, dead and alive. You will need to complete the survey on a dedicated car journey rather than ad-hoc sightings.
We will give you a mammal guide and instructions, and you can take part just once, or multiple times to help us get a more accurate results.
Each car journey must be 20 miles or more in one day- perfect for those summer holiday getaways! You will be asked to look out for mammals on single carriageways only, for safety reasons. However you can stop and start your mammal spotting as you change road types. Read more FAQs.
Why not get the whole family involved in helping British mammals?
Take part and enter results
You can join in this year’s survey any time up until Tues 30th September.
There are a number of ways you can take part:
- Download the free ‘Mammals on Roads’ app, for iPhone and Android
- Register and add sightings via our online survey pages
- Download the survey form and ID guide or request a printed pack by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Download our quick guide to mammal ID
- Read our health and safety guidelines for volunteers
Findings from previous years
Thank you to everyone has contributed to Mammals on Roads over the last 12 years, and we hope you can take part again this year.
Take a look at what we have found out and what this means for the conservation of British mammals in the links below.
- Mammals on Roads update 2013 (2001-2012 survey results) – looking back over 12 years of mammal records and the effect changes in traffic levels
- Mammals on Roads update 2012 (2001-2011 survey results)
- Mammals on Roads update 2011 (2001-2010 survey results)
- Mammals on Roads update 2010 (2001-2009 survey results)
- Mammals on Roads update 2009 (2001-2008 survey results)
- Mammals on Roads update 2008 (2001-2006 survey results)
- Mammals on Roads update 2006 (other project results)
- Mammals on Roads update 2005 (2001-2004 survey results)
- Mammals on Roads update 2004 (2001-2003 survey results)
- Mammals on Roads update 2003 (2001-2002 survey results)
- Mammals on Roads update 2002 (2001 survey results)