The central coordination of the mammal component of the European Red List was carried out by Helen Temple (IUCN Species Programme) and Andrew Terry (IUCN Regional Office for Europe). We received extensive expert advice and assistance from many IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Specialist Groups and Working Groups, including the following:
The Global Mammal Assessment team (Mandy Haywood, Cody Schank, Tatjana Good, Wes Sechrest, Jan Schipper) were closely involved in the project, and gave dedicated support throughout the project. Simon Stuart, Jean-Christophe Vié, Craig Hilton-Taylor, Neil Cox, Caroline Pollock and Mike Hoffmann provided guidance, encouragement, and good advice. We would like to thank all the staff at the Neusiedler-See National Park, especially Julia Koellner, Julia Tschida, Harald Grabenhofer and Michael Kroiss, for their warm hospitality and for ensuring that the terrestrial mammals workshop ran smoothly, and we are grateful to Ingrid Adelpoller at the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry Environment and Water for help with logistical arrangements. Workshop facilitators were Edward Lohnes, Craig Hilton-Taylor, Caroline Pollock, Helen Temple, Jean-Christophe Vié, Carlo Rondinini, Wes Sechrest and Andrew Terry. A number of people contributed to the compilation, editing and proof-reading of species accounts, including Charlotte Johnston, Anna Boyer, Cody Schank, Mike Hoffmann, Katerina Tsytsulina, Justin Cooke, Tom Jefferson, Bill Perrin, Tony Hutson, Petr Benda, Stephane Aulagnier, Caroline Pollock, Craig Hilton-Taylor and Helen Temple. Vineet Katariya, Jim Ragle, and Janice Chanson provided high-quality support on GIS and database issues. Many of the distribution maps were adapted from distribution data compiled under the Global Mammal Assessment project. The mapping work was supported by the University of Virginia and a number of other donors. Georgy Shenbrot kindly provided digitised distribution maps for all the Arvicoline rodents, and Tony Mitchell-Jones gave us access to EMMA European Mammal Atlas dataset.
The mammal assessment was the product of a service contract with the European Commission (Service Contract No. 070502/2005/414893/MAR/B2). Additional support was provided by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry Environment and Water and Vilda Nature Photography. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry Environment and Water or the World Conservation Union (IUCN).
The mammal assessment was entirely dependent on more than 150 mammal experts from over 40 countries in Europe and adjacent regions, who generously gave of their time and knowledge. The enthusiasm and commitment of these people has enabled us to generate a comprehensive and detailed picture of mammalian status and trends in Europe. We record our thanks to the following people, asking for forgiveness from anyone whose name is inadvertently omitted or misspelled: