Record mammals on the roads
lands has some 4.5 million people, Australia has around 23 odd million and Canada which is extremely large has some 35 million yet our rather small Island hasapparently some 65 million supposedly!
In fact we do not know how many are actually here – recent reports suggest there are some 1 million plus illegal immigrants – if the truth be known we have little or no control over ourborders what so ever!
It wouldappearourprincipal Commonwealthcountries certainly have a far greater ability incontrollingtheirborders than we do.
Once an immigrant gets here they utter the magic words “asylum” andthey have gained free entry andthebenefits which go with it!
Why are the majority of i mmigrants young males presumably their mothers, sisters etc are of limited importance!
If the forecast is correct the so called camp near Calais, will by the end of the year, have some 10,000 people trying to get to this country.
When will our politicians wake up to the fact that this country is grossly over crowdedandstopproviding excuses for doing little or nothing – we have voted to come out of the corruptEUsohowlongwillwe be paying £55 million per day or the stupidity of Cameron’s bloated overseas aid which is now approaching annually some£13 billion, it appearswe have no idea where the money actually goes we should be concentrating on resolving the many problems in this country first! A L Stubbs Saxon Way Bourne It is estimated that each year one million mammals are killed on UK roads.
Although it’s not pleasant to see roadkill, recording sightings of dead mammals is important for conservation.
This summer, wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) is asking the public to record sightings of roadkill as part of their ongoing conservation work for British mammals.
MammalsonRoads, which records sightings of live mammals too, informs PTES as to where mammals are present andhelpsthecharity to moni- torchangingmammalpopulations across the UK and take action if needed.
MammalsonRoadsplaysa vital role in the ongoing conservation of British wildlife and findings from this and other PTES surveys showed that hedgehog numbers have declined by over a third in the last decade alone. Based on these findings, PTES has initiated campaigns to help protect hedgehogs – such as Hedgehog Street, which now has thousands of ‘Hedgehog Champions’ committed to help save the hedgehog.
Mammals on Roads requires the public to record sightingsofmammals, deador alive, any time between 1 July and 30 September. To record mammal sightings your car journey must be 20 miles or more (excluding urban areas, dual carriageways andmotorways) and completed in one day - perfect for summer day trips and family holidays!
Iconic British mammals that you might spot include foxes, badgers, deer and rabbits, but PTES also wants to hear about any sightings of moreunusualmammalssuch as polecats andpine martens.
Totakepart, youcandownload the free Mammals on Roads appfromtheAppStore and Google Play. Alternatively, the survey can be completed via a printed survey pack. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 498 4533 to request a pack to be sent to you. Mammals on Roads runs until September 30, 2016. David Wembridge Surveys officer