The Atlas of Mammals in Great Britain and Northern Ireland provides the most up-to-date distributions of both terrestrial and marine species. It uses more than 1.5 million mammal occurrence records that have been collated from all available sources for the period of 2000 to 2016. Differences between this time period and historical comparison periods are shown, so that assessments of changes in distributions can be made.
Fully illustrated with photographs, detailed high-resolution distribution maps are provided for 89 species, together with descriptions of their ecology and identification, and graphs showing the seasonal distribution of records. In addition, information is presented for 10 vagrant and 2 feral species. Atlas of the Mammals of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will be an invaluable source of information to mammal enthusiasts, professional ecologists, and policy makers alike.
- Data collection
- Distribution maps
- Record coverage across the UK
Cetaceans known in Britain and Ireland only from strandings
Vagrant species and those without established populations in the UK
Feral colonies and populations
Established in 1954, the Mammal Society is a charity advocating science-led mammal conservation, leading efforts to collect and share information on mammals, encourage research to learn more about their ecology, distribution and contribute meaningfully to efforts to conserve them.
The Mammal Society supports an ever-growing network of experts and enthusiasts all working to survey, monitor, research and conserve mammals, learn more about them and secure their future in the British Isles, including Ireland. They are monitoring mammals, submitting records, sharing results of new research, developing skills on training courses, networking and working together, and through The Mammal Society are the national voice campaigning for conservation that benefits mammals.
"[...] This is a concise book, covering the broad strokes of the distribution of all mammals (both terrestrial and cetaceans) found in the UK and includes summaries of vagrant species, those without established populations and feral colonies and populations. [...] However, this Atlas provides a good summary of the mammals found in the UK and can be treated as a starting point for investigating a specific species’ distribution. Bibliographies have been provided in each species account which can be used to gain a more accurate and up-to-date picture of where the species is distributed and how healthy their populations within the UK are."
– Gillian Birtles, BTO book reviews