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UK Mammals: Species Status and Population Trends. First Report by the Tracking Mammals Partnership 2005


The Tracking Mammals Partnership (TMP) was a collaborative initiative, involving 24 organisations with a variety of interests in mammals, and a programme of 17 surveillance schemes. It aimed to standardise survey design, assess where information is missing, exchange data and expertise, share best practice, and share information on new technology and data collected. Organisations within the TMP also co-operated to recruit, train and support the network of volunteers who carry out the surveys.

The wide range of species covered by the TMP includes those of conservation concern, such as common dormouse, water vole, greater horseshoe bat and lesser horseshoe bat, as well as those that are considered a problem, such as grey squirrel, mink and muntjac. The data collected are essential to make informed decisions about conservation and wildlife management of these species and their habitats.

This first major report of the TMP showed assessments of population change for 34 mammals (including bats), over half of our 65 land mammal species (and sub-species) in the UK.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2005··

Battersby, J. (ed.) & Tracking Mammals Partnership. 2005. UK Mammals: Species Status and Population Trends. First Report by the Tracking Mammals Partnership. JNCC/Tracking Mammals Partnership, Peterborough.

A report on mammal species status and population trends produced by the Tracking Mammals Partnership.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2021·04·26

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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