Bureau van de Zoogdiervereniging (Dutch Mammal Society)
The Bureau van de Zoogdiervereniging (in English: Dutch Mammal Society), founded in 1952, is an independent, non-governmental organization. They seek to bring together all those doing research on wild mammals and their habitats as well as those engaged in their conservation. The conservation work of the Dutch Mammal Society is based on research, the results being used for the protection of wild mammals and their habitats. Although most projects are in the Netherlands, we also work with other nature conservation organizations both at home and abroad. We are member of International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Bat Life Europe, Eurobats and a partner of Natuurpunt in Belgium and the German Society for Mammalian Biology (DGS). As well as spreading our work in peer-reviewed articles, we share our expertise by giving courses and workshops, and publishing brochures and books. At present, the Dutch Mammal Society has fourteen volunteer groups carrying out inventories and monitoring. Monitoring may cover a broad range of species in a specific part of the country or concern a specific species, such as various species of bat, beaver, otter, pine marten or one of the small mustelids.