Four years after officially launching the CMG Atlas Project we are now delighted to be very close to completing the Atlas in its published form!
We began by working
towards filling in some of the gaps through targeted surveys, appeals for records, and
encouraging the collation of existing records. We also wanted to produce a book which went further than just a series of maps. We wanted to use the opportunity to educate and entertain anyone with an interest in natural history and encourage them to find out about some of more intriguing wildlife.
The atlas is a starting point, providing a
baseline against which to measure change; perhaps as a consequence of climate change or development. It also gives us some ideas about how to target our survey work – where to look, and what to look for. Not only with the more established methods of traps and binoculars; but also exploring novel approaches such as tracking tunnels and trail cameras, encouraging community recording, and searching for old records amongst the files and libraries of other organisations.
We will be content if the reader enjoys this book, we will be happy if they choose to learn more about our local mammals, we will be delighted if they send in records, and of course we will be overjoyed if they join the Cornwall Mammal Group and help us produce the
We do hope that you will purchase a copy - more information will follow!