People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) has been putting people and conservation together for over thirty years and running surveys to monitor wild mammals for over a decade.
July sees the start of our Mammals on Roads survey, a nationwide survey of mammal sightings along single-carriageways. To date, over half a million kilometres of road have been surveyed, and changes in counts of species such as hedgehogs, foxes and badgers have been tracked over time. Findings from the survey have already alerted us to the drastic decline in hedgehogs and were the impetus for our hedgehog projects and surveys.
The Mammals on Roads app logs your route and lets you record the mammals (roadkill or healthy) that you spot along the way. You can check your records online and distribution maps of records collected nationally will be available in the future. The information helps us to monitor how populations in the wild are changing from year to year and to act in time if numbers are falling. Mammals on Roads puts you in the driving seat of conservation.
Help us to record the mammals on our roads and together we can work to ensure wild Britain isn’t lost.
Information about permissions:
- Internet: Needed to submit survey results and error reports (if you have enabled this) and retrieve maps
- Access course location, access fine location: We need to know where you are to conduct the survey!
- Access network state, access wifi state, read external storage, write external storage: Needed by the mapping library we use (osmdroid) to display maps properly and store temporary map data
Please email us if you have any questions or problems running the app.