M'ammalia - a week dedicated to mammals

M’ammalia 2016 – Eight Mammals in a House

The Italian Mammal Society (ATIt), together with the Asociazione Nazionale Musei Scientifici (ANMS), is pleased to launch the eighth edition of “M’ammalia. A week of mammals” that will take place between the 24th of November and the 4th of December.

M’ammalia is a series of events that are coordinated by the ATIt and organised by scientific and cultural institutions (museums, botanical gardens, libraries..), protected natural areas and associations in order to spread awareness about mammals and the ecosystems they live in. The 2016 edition of the event will be entitled “Eight Mammals in a House”, a play on words (from “Three Men in a Boat”) to highlight the importance of bringing the knowledge and awareness of Italian mammals right into everyone’s home.

This year the week will be focused on two pivotal events, organised by ATIt with the support of ANMS and dedicated to a wider public: the first will be a conference held by Boris Krystufek on the dangers of losing important museum collections to negligence and abandon; the second will be a museum photo safari, during which young mammal experts will take photos of Italian mammals kept in Italian museums and collections.

All photos will be accompanied by a identification tag and, where possible, information on place and date in which the animal was collected – this data can be obtained by asking museum curators. To participate in the safari, please contact, Leonardo Ancillotto, responsible for the Youth Section of the ATIt.

The ATIt Communications Office will be in charge of promoting the events. Please contact Filli Carpino, and Mattia Menchetti.

Download the Official Press Release.

On our dedicated Facebook Page, material such as iconographic documents, posters, leaflets, photos and more can be uploaded.  If any problems should arise, please contact Emiliano Mori or Maria Vittoria Mazzamuto (members of the ATIt Communications Office and in charge of said Facebook page).

Associazione Teriologica Italiana ETR
Dipartimento di Biologia e Biotecnologie "Charles Darwin"
Università di Roma "La Sapienza" - Viale dell'Università, 32
I-00185 Roma (RM)