We are setting up a network of motion sensing "camera traps" around County Durham to photograph and monitor wild mammals. These cameras take pictures of animals that pass in front of them, and since there may be thousands of photos, we need your help to identify what's in them!

Set your camera trap's timezone to GMT!!

To everyone who is running a camera trap: Please keep your camera's timezone on GMT!

Major update to photo uploading

We are pleased to report that Steven has recently done some amazing work overhauling the machinery behind uploading photos to MammalWeb. The process should be much smoother now, but there will be a slight delay between uploading the photos and when they will show up on the Spotter page. Please try uploading some photos and let us know how it works for you!!

More knowledge about the distribution and abundance of Britain's wild mammals, and the factors affecting them is useful for lots of reasons. These range from gaining a better understanding of the ecology of these species and their responses to current environmental changes, to planning the development of infrastructure and managing wildlife disease. Taking photos of wild animals helps us to understand what is going on.


Anyone is welcome to help identify animals in the images taken by camera traps, or even volunteer by setting up their own camera trap and uploading the pictures from it!

Click here to get started, or here for a tutorial video on Spotting animals.

We are just getting started, and would love your help and feedback. Please contact us at biodiv.monitoring[at]durham.ac.uk for more information!!