Ilona Amos: Picking your favourite mammal could help it to survive



Recent surveys have concluded that the UK is currently home to 101 species of mammal, aside from ourselves. And they come in all shapes and sizes – from the smallest shrews to the biggest whales, with everything from bats, bunnies and badgers to sheep, seals and ponies in between. We think of many of them as merely cute and cuddly, while some are valued as useful to humans and others dismissed as pests.
Mammals deliver a variety of benefits to the environment. Many of the smaller creatures are ecologically important as a link in the food chain, acting as prey for birds and mammalian... read more

 
11 October 2016 in Environment, Views: 39
Source: Scotsman
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