about the survey
July sees the start of our Mammals on Roads survey, a nationwide survey of mammal sightings along single-carriageways, kindly supported by Britpave Barrier Systems. As well as saving human lives, Britpave hopes to help the long-term future of Britain’s mammals too by sponsoring this vital survey.
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 possible drastic decline in hedgehogs and were the impetus for our hedgehog projects and surveys. Read the 2011 survey results by clicking here.
As well as recording sightings, volunteers record information about their route, such as the start and end points, and waypoints along the journey. This allows the journeys and sightings to be mapped, and counts of each species to be expressed as the number of sightings per distance travelled, so that the results can be compared between years and a long-term picture built up.
support our work
As well as donations from businesses we also rely on donations from the public to help us continue to carry out this vital conservation work. You can make a donation by clicking the button below or read about how to become a regular supporter and receive updates and discounts. Thank you.