30 Mouse-tailed dormice!

Mouse-tailed dormouse (Myomimus roachi) in Bulgaria (Photo: Nedko Nedyalkov)

Last summer, during fieldwork in SE Bulgaria, 30 Mouse-tailed dormice were caught in live traps. Quite a lot for a species that was thought to be almost extinct in Bulgaria.…

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A new species for the Greek fauna

Myomimus roachi skull (Photo: Nikolaos Kiamos)

While analysing the content of owl pellets from the district of Evros (Greece) researchers stumbled upon a very rare species: Myomimus roachi or the Mouse-tailed dormouse. The first recording of…

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Small Mammal Camp in Ukraine 2019

Lesser mole-rat (Nannospalax leucodon) (Rollin Verlinde / Vilda)

The European Mammal Foundation initiated the revision of the Atlas of European Mammals. For this second atlas the area covered is expanded into countries where hardly any information about the…

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Citizen science and road ecology

A victim of Wildlife Vehicle Collision (Photo: Dennis Wansink)

Habitat loss and fragmentation are the most important threats for the terrestrial mammal populations in Europe. Expansion of transport infrastructure is one of the causes of habitat fragmentation, next to…

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Mammals of Dobrudja, Romania

Lesser mole-rat (Spalax leucodon) (Photo: Rollin Verlinde / Vilda)

At least forty-two species of mammals where registered during a survey in the Danube delta and the steppe area south of the delta. Among others were Wild cat, Southern vole,…

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