The Carnivore Mammals of Great Britain
Discover the Carnivores of Great Britain, with curated guides, articles and useful websites.
Fox, Badger, Wild Cat, Otter, Pine Marten, Stoat, Weasel, Polecat, Mink
Red Fox (Vulpes Vulpes)
Badger (Meles Meles)
Badgers: What They Eat, and Other Facts
10 badger facts
How and where to see badgers
The European Badger
Injured Badgers – Advice
How to photograph badgers
When to help a Badger
Welfare, conservation and protection of badgers, their setts, and their habitats. Info and guides about Badgers.
Badger – The Mammal Society
Fact Sheets, Badger Details and Identification.
The Badger – Wildlife Online
European badger evolution, taxonomy, biology, ecology and history.
Promotes the study, conservation and protection of Scotland’s badgers, their setts and natural habitats.
Badger – The Woodland Trust
Appearance and behaviour, where to find, how to spot, threats…
Wildcat (Felis Silvestris)
European Otter (Lutra Lutra)
UK Wild Otter Trust
Protecting and promoting a positive understanding of the European otter and its conservation.
Otter – Wildlife Trusts
Species information, where to see, and adopt an otter.
International Otter Survival Fund
Dedicated to the conservation, protection and care of otters.
Otters – Countryfile
Learn all about this carnivorous, semi-aquatic mammal, including what they look like, where they live and the best time to see them.
Otter – The Mammal Society
With fact sheets, distribution, identification and more…
Otters – Scottish Natural Heritage
Scotland is home to about 8,000 otters, making it a European stronghold for this semi-aquatic species…
Pine Marten (Martes martes)
Pine Marten Recovery Project
VWT’s plans to restore a healthy pine marten population to the rural landscape of Wales and England.
Pine Marten – Back from the Brink
Information and news from an organisation trying to save 20 species from extinction and benefit over 200 more.
Species – Pine Marten
The Mammal Society presents information about the Pine Marten (Martes martes).
Pine Marten – Wildlife Trusts
Pine Marten information and articles, how to adopt a Pine Marten…
Pine Martens – Scottish Nature
Find out about Pine Martens in Scotland.
Pine marten – Scottish Wildlife Trust
Pine martens are elusive animals, found primarily in the north of Britain…
Stoat (Mustela erminea)
How can I see a stoat?
Going underground with Scotland’s stoats and weasels
Stoats and weasels: the wild wooders
In search of the stoat – mysterious creature of myth and legend
(The Northern Echo)
Stoat – The Mammal Society
Species information and downloadable fact sheet.
Stoat Factsheets – YPTE
Information at The Young Peoples Trust for the Environment.
Stoat and weasel guide
How to identify, habitat, diet and best places to spot…
Stoat (Mustela erminea) – Woodland Trust
The stoat is not afraid to take on prey more than five times its size…
Stoat – The Vincent Wildlife Trust
The stoat (Mustela erminea) is under-studied and poorly understood…
Weasel (Mustela nivalis)
Weasel – The Mammal Society
Information, identification and downloadable factsheets.
Stoat and weasel guide – Discover Wildlife
How to identify, habitat, diet and best places to spot.
Weasel sound recordings
The British Library audio recordings of Weasel sounds.
Weasel – A-Z Animals
Extensive information about Weasels.
Polecat (Mustela putorius)
American Mink ( Neovison vison)
Mink in Britain
(Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust)
Facts About Minks
How did mink become established in the UK?
Invasive non-native species (UK) – American mink
American Mink (Neovision vison)
A comprehensive and beautifully designed photographic field guide to all the mammals recorded in the wild in Britain and Ireland in recent times--including marine mammals, bats and introduced species that have bred.
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