Join our Mammals on Roads survey
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. Its findings alerted us to the fall in hedgehog numbers and were the basis for projects such as Hedgehog Street and further research to uncover the reasons for the decline.
How does the survey work?
We want to know about your route and what you see along the way, dead and alive. This information is compared year to year, alerting us to changes in the wider population. Mammals on Roads has been running since 2001, enabling us to target conservation action where it is most needed.
Journeys should include twenty miles or more on single-carriageways—in several sections or a single stretch—and should be outside of towns or built-up areas.
A passenger should record the sightings and the survey’s perfect for those summer holiday getaways! Why not get the whole family involved recording Britain’s mammals?
Take part now
The main survey period is in July, August and September each year, but you record journeys and any sightings online throughout the year.
Or download the free Mammals on Roads iOS or Android app from the App Store or Google Play.
Here are some other things you might find useful for taking part:
Findings from previous years
Take a look at what we have found out and what this means for the conservation of British mammals in the links below.
- Latest Mammals on Roads update 2015
- An estimate of the annual number of hedgehog casualties
- Mammals on Roads update 2014
- Mammals on Roads update 2010 (2001-2009 survey results)
- Mammals on Roads update 2006 (other project results)
- Mammals on Roads update 2002 (2001 survey results)
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for results from other years.