We have made some changes to the website layout, so that we can accommodate new pages and help beginners find their way around the site.  Here's a summary, to help our existing users locate their favourite pages!

Get Started This is a new top level tab with a set of suggested steps to follow if you are new to the site.
Contribute Here you can navigate to our Spotter and Trapper pages.
Learn Click here to navigate to Map (which was Discover), User Guides, the species Field Guide and the Test Yourself quizzes.
Community This new tab contains links to News and Schools.
Unchanged Home, About, Projects and Login/Logout remain unchanged.
When Spotting On the Classify page, the Nothing and Human options have moved to the bottom of the species panel with Don't Know and Other.

We collate data from motion sensing "camera traps", set up around the country to photograph and monitor wild mammals. These cameras take pictures of animals that pass in front of them and, since there may be thousands of photos, we need your help to identify what's in them!

 

More knowledge about the distribution and abundance of Britain's 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.

Click here to get started, or here for information on how to use MammalWeb.

We value your help and feedback. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information!!

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