The ninth edition of “M’ammalia. A week dedicated to Mammals” will take place from the 27th of October to the 5th of November, promoted by the Italian Mammal Society (ATIt) and the l’Associazione Nazionale Musei Scientifici (ANMS). 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 ninth edition of M’ammalia presents a chance to celebrate all those mammals on our territory that have used one or more of their “nine lives” to overcome evolutionary tests, such as ice ages, natural catastrophes, the development of humans and the issues that came with them. Among these, endemic mammals that are exclusive to the Italian territory, such as the Calabrian black squirrel (Sciurus meridionalis), recently discovered right in our society(1).
The event is open to organisations, facilities, researchers and freelancers that have a location and a theme to propose, that can be under the form of a workshop, presentation, conference or educational activity aimed at spreading the knowledge of Italian mammals.
For the second year in a row, M’ammalia will propose the Museum Photo Safari, a photography contest that has been organised by the ATIt’s Youth Section (CoGiT). Aimed at under-35 year olds, members and non-members, amateurs and professionals, the Museum Photo Safari’s objective is to promote mammal collections in museums. Participants are to visit one or more Italian museums, looking for Italian mammals and “capturing” them with a photo.
The calendar and posters of the events are published by the official ATIt website (www.mammiferi.org) and on our dedicated Facebook page (M’ammalia – La settimana dei Mammiferi) onto which photos, videos and posters can be uploaded.
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