1st All Ireland Mammal Symposium
Due to our ever changing landscape and climate and also our island status, Ireland's mammalian fauna has experienced an ebb and flow of extinctions and introductions over the centuries and, as in the past, Irish mammals today are extremely sensitive to environmental change, whether through natural or human causes. To address these and other issues within an Irish context, an All Ireland Mammal Symposium (AIMS) is being convened to highlight and discuss the most up-to-date scientific research on the ecology and conservation of mammals in Ireland.
Current research on ecology of Irish mammals will be presented at this Symposium. Data relating to the distribution and general ecology and biology of mammals, past and present, will provide important information to managers and policy makers. The Symposium will stimulate communication between conservationists, scientists and policy workers that will facilitate policy advice to government and will encourage further research, monitoring programmes and conservation of Irish mammals and their respective habitats.