Join our Living with Mammals survey
Many of Britain’s mammals are under threat, but by recording sightings of these species you can help protect their future. #LivingWithMammals
Towns and cities are busy, noisy places, but it’s here that most of us live and encounter nature day-to-day. We know the importance of connecting to nature for our own health and wellbeing, and by monitoring wild mammals, it gives us an indication of the ‘green health’ of our communities. So whether you have hedgehogs under your hedge or even a pine marten on your patio, join in with Living with Mammals this autumn.
This survey, run by People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), starts on Monday 31st August 2020 and runs through to Sunday 29th November, and is the first time it’s ever run during the autumn. 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. Please check the current government guidelines to help you decide if it is appropriate and safe for you to visit public green spaces during the COVID-19 outbreak.
To date, around 9,000 surveys from over 3,500 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.