Celebrating Mammals

Doremouse by David Chapman
Celebrating Cornwall's Mammals - from Dormice to Dolphins
Project Runtime
2003 to 2007
Project Summary

The aim of the project was to raise awareness of mammals in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, engage local groups and the general public in mammal recording and collate records at ERCCIS.

The project was extremely successful with over 3,000 people making records and participating in over 120 different events. Over 60 school sessions were also run for primary schools and home educated groups.

The total number of terrestrial mammal records held at ERCCIS increased by 54% during the project. In addition, ERCCIS received 3,683 marine mammal records, including strandings, equating to 34% of the total number of marine mammal records held. The data collected also helped produce the fantastic Mammals of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly atlas

The project findings report is divided into sections. Each section shows a map of records ERCCIS had received up to April 2007 for the following species Orders:

  • Carnivora
  • Insectivora
  • Lagomorpha
  • Rodentia
  • Artiodactyla
  • Cetacea and Pinnipedia
  • Chiroptera

Each species page consists of a map showing the records received and boxes containing information on the number of records per date class, specific sources of records, comments on the national status of the species and comments on the map.

Download the Celebrating Cornwall's Mammals findings report


Discover more about Mammals in the south west

Cornwall Mammal Group is dedicated to the recording and promoting the conservation of mammal species across Cornwal and the Isles of Scilly. Find out more 

The Cornwall Seal Group Reserch Trust is dedicated to recording and monitoring the Grey Seal population of Cornwall, using long established techniques of photo identification, effort survaying, haul out site monitoring as well as embracing new tecnologies to help advance the understanding of how seals use our coastline and how we can best protect the south west population. Find out more

The CWT Marine Strandings Network is the official recorder of dead marine strandings in Cornwall and Scilly, from marine mammals to crustaceans for over 20 years. Find out more 

Seaquest Southwest is a marine megafauna recording project run by Cornwall Wildlife Trust dedicated to training and supporting citizan scientists to record marine mammal and other marine mega-fauna seen around the coasts of Cornwall and Scilly. Find out more