TENT is delighted to announce its latest endeavour in supporting The European Mammal Foundation project named “European Mammals on Maps” (EMMA).
EMMA aims to determine the distribution of over 250 mammal species throughout Europe and compare this with the data collected in 1999.
The team will be collecting data from sites across Europe using equipment such as wildlife cameras, bat detectors, live-traps and footprint tunnels which help to identify mammal presence.
About the European Mammal Foundation
The Society of European Mammals (SEM) was founded in 1988 at a meeting in Paris to discuss the preparation of a European Mammals Atlas. The purposes of the Society were:
- To promote links between European mammalogists
- To encourage the study and conservation of European mammals
- To carry out projects on European mammals
The Atlas of European Mammals was published in 1999 and is now widely used as a reference work.
The EMMA2 project, to publish a second edition of the Atlas, was begun in 2016 and has required the creation of a new organisation to support the work and assist with fund-raising. Theyhave now set up the European Mammal Foundation as a Foundation registered in the Netherlands.
TENT is proud to be supporting EMMA and is excited to see the progress of the project as it runs!