Join our Living with Mammals survey
Can you mammal spot this spring to help understand and protect our wild neighbours?
Wherever we live in the UK, we share our local green spaces with wild animals. By identifying and counting the animals we see in these areas, we can begin to understand and help the wild mammals on our doorstep.
This survey, run by People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), starts on the 30th March 2020 and runs through to the 28th June. You can chose any green space to survey, whether it’s a garden, allotment, local park or village green, but the site must be within 200 metres of a building. To take part, all you have to do is record the mammals you see each week and any signs they might leave behind, such as footprints or droppings.
To date, around 8,000 surveys from over 3,000 sites have been completed. The information collected is vital to our understanding of the current status of these wild mammals, and allows us to implement appropriate conservation strategies where needed. You can read about the latest findings from PTES’ 2019 survey here.
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