To align with the requirements of the National Biodiversity Network, we have updated the information on data sharing licenses. The licence under which you agree to contribute your data to MammalWeb remains unchanged but we note that the resultant occurrence record data may be passed on under a more restrictive licence (because the alternative is to pass it on with no requirement for attribution).  See the new terms and conditions and let us know by email if you have any concerns.

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.

 

Anyone is welcome to act as a "Spotter", helping to identify animals in the images taken by camera traps, or even to volunteer as a "Trapper", by setting up their own camera trap and uploading the pictures from it! If you already use camera traps to study wildlife, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out if MammalWeb could help with your work.

Start spotting, or read about how to use MammalWeb.

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