The Mammal Society

The Mammal Society is the only organisation dedicated to the study and conservation of all mammals of the British Isles.

Since 1954, we have surveyed and monitored mammals to help identify population declines and vulnerable species, and have been the national voice campaigning for mammals; ensuring issues are effectively addressed in conservation policy development.

We support a large network of mammal experts and enthusiasts, working to survey, monitor and research mammals, learn more about them and secure their future. The Mammal Society’s core principles of science-based conservation are enshrined in the following aims, which focus on making a difference for mammals and the people interested in them:

  • Raise public awareness of mammals, their ecology and conservation needs
  • Encourage more surveying and monitoring of mammals to identify population changes
  • Develop the knowledge and field skills of those working with mammals
  • Involve people of all ages in conservation activities through events and local mammal groups
  • Provide up-to-date, reliable information and sound science-led advice to advocate effective conservation policy
  • Promote mammal research in the UK and abroad, and disseminate results of new research


Directory sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology