We're absolutely thrilled to report that MammalWeb has been shortlisted in the annual Nature of Scotland Awards! It is a testament to the efforts of all our contributors that we've made it to the finals in both the Innovation and Citizen Science categories. The Citizen Science award will be decided by popular vote – so please consider voting for MammalWeb, here, before voting closes on 04 October.
Enabling enthusiasts to help monitor wild mammals across the UK and in continental Europe; see our range of projects.
We collate data from motion sensing "camera traps", set up to photograph and monitor wild mammals. These cameras don't trap animals - but they take pictures of animals that pass in front of them. To gain good coverage, we need lots of people like you to contribute by deploying camera traps in their area. Since there may be many thousands of photos, we also need your help to identify what's in them!
More knowledge about the distribution and abundance of 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.
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