Winter is coming! How are mammals preparing for winter time?

Winter is coming! The weather is getting colder, tree leaves are changing their colors, temperatures drop down and soon it will be snowing. Days are shorter, nights longer and food resources are running low. All of these weather and environmental changes cause also modifications in organisms of mammals. The physiological responses are triggered, so animals … Read more

Invasive species in Europe

An introduced, known also as alien or non-native species, is a species which lives outside its native distributional range, where it arrived thanks to human activity – directly or indirectly, deliberately or accidentally. These which spread aggressively and have a substantial negative effect on a local ecosystem are classified as invasive species. If introduced species … Read more

iMammalia reaches new horizons thank to the support of European citizens

The friendly-use mobile app recently achieved 10,000 observations on wild mammals in a record period Since the implementation of MammalNet project ( in October 2019 (a project funded by EFSA), participating volunteers have registered observations of European mammal species all over the continent. The project was first stablished in 4 pilot Countries: Croatia, Germany, Poland, … Read more

Climate change threatening seals

Climate change threatens our oceans and many of the species that inhabit them.  Seals share the marine and terrestrial environment during their life cycle and are therefore affected by changes in both environments.  In fact, neither the rarest nor the most abundant seal species are spared from the climate threat. Do you know why? Some … Read more

Feral American mink: a new pawn of the COVID game

Alien (non-native) species are a long-time problem that the scientific community is facing since the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats in 1979. However, a few months ago a specific alien species got even more popular, by ending under the COVID-19 spotlights. That is, the American mink (Neovison vison). This … Read more

Moving forward together on increasing our knowledge of European mammals

Progress of Mammalnet project during 2020 We all remember 2020 as a very difficult year due to the effects of this pandemic, which presented us with new challenges.  But we believe we will also remember this year because it has allowed us to reassess the value of nature and biodiversity for our own survival and … Read more

Advances with iMammalia app

During the last year we have made some improvements in iMammalia app, and many others are planned to incorporate new mammal species and countries from other regions of Europe. So, hopelly,  many more citizen scientists will contribute to improve the knowledge and conservation of European mammals. Sharing records at GBIF  We have already shared almost … Read more

Advances with MammalWeb app

During 2020 a series of improvements have been made in MammalWeb app that allows to improve the experience of the participants. More than 50,000 sequences have been uploaded to the MammalNet project on MammalWeb app from different regions of Europe, such as Germany, Hungary, Poland, Spain, Portugal, Croatia, Ireland. Many of them are waiting to … Read more