The Italian Mammal Society (ATIt) and the Associazione Nazionale Musei Scientifici (ANMS), in fulfilling their institutional aims and, in particular, working towards a greater awareness of national museums by the general public, have founded “M’ammalia. A week dedicated to mammals” for the month of November, 2009.

To close the gap between everyday life and the world of scientific research; to prove that biodiversity isn’t just a fad word but a treasure that we must learn to know, study and protect; to avoid that ignorance towards scientific research lead to disastrous results (like at the beginning of this year), the ATIt and the ANMS have decided to organise, in collaboration with scientific museums all over Italy, a week dedicated to Italian mammals. In various cities, those researchers that work with mammals will present their studies, activities, experiences and results in order to bring their work back into everyday life, showcasing the silent research that is fundamental to understanding and conserving our wildlife heritage, often ignored and taken for granted.

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