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Acknowledgements

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:

  • IUCN SSC Bear Specialist Group
  • IUCN SSC Bison Specialist Group
  • IUCN SSC Canid Specialist Group
  • IUCN SSC Caprinae Specialist Group
  • IUCN SSC Cat Specialist Group
  • IUCN SSC Cetacean Specialist Group
  • IUCN SSC Chiroptera Specialist Group
  • IUCN SSC Deer Specialist Group
  • IUCN SSC Lagomorph Specialist Group
  • IUCN SSC Otter Specialist Group
  • IUCN SSC Pinniped Specialist Group
  • IUCN SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group
  • IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group
  • IUCN SSC Small Carnivore Specialist Group
  • IUCN SSC Wolf Specialist Group
  • IUCN SSC Large Carnivore Initiative for Europe Working Group

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:

  • Jon Aars
  • Alexei Abramov
  • Ingemar Ahlén
  • Juan Tomás Alcalde
  • Gaetano Aloise
  • Aybars Altiparmak
  • Paolo Alves
  • Giovanni Amori
  • Zuhair Amr
  • Zanete Andersone-Lilley
  • F.M. Angelici
  • Stephane Aulagnier
  • Linas Balciauskas
  • F. Ballesteros
  • Inês Barroso
  • S.E. Belikov
  • Petr Benda
  • Claude Berducou
  • Sandro Bertolino
  • Francois Biollaz
  • E. Boltunov
  • Peter Boye
  • Christine Breitenmoser
  • Urs Breitenmoser
  • Thomas Butynski
  • Maria João Cabral
  • Paulo Carmo
  • Paulo Cavallini
  • Jim Conroy
  • Justin Cooke
  • Ioan Coroiu
  • John Cortes
  • Thomas Cucchi
  • Hans de Iongh
  • Miguel Delibes de Castro
  • Andrew Derocher
  • Greg Donovan
  • Nina Eide
  • John Fa
  • Yordan Spasov Koshev
  • Kit Kovacs
  • Hubert Kraettli
  • Andreas Kranz
  • Malgorzata Krasinska
  • Z.A. Krasinski
  • Sergei Kruskop
  • Boris Kryštufek
  • Arild Landa
  • Roland Libois
  • John Linnell
  • Sandro Lovari
  • Irakli Macharashvili
  • Tiit Maran
  • Ferdia Marnell
  • Natália Martínková
  • Holger Meinig
  • Yorgos Mertzanis
  • Tony Mitchell-Jones
  • António Mira
  • Gisela Moço
  • T. Murakami
  • Dumitru Murariu
  • Zoltan Nagy
  • Valery Neronov
  • Giuseppe Notarbartolo
  • di Sciara
  • Claude Novoa
  • Wanda Olech
  • Agnieszka Olszanska
  • Fernando Palacios
  • Jorge Palmeirim
  • Luis Javier Palomo Muñoz
  • Jesús M. Pérez
  • Kajetan Perzanowski
  • Valdis Pilats
  • Virginia Pimenta
  • Ricardo Pita
  • Zdzislaw Pucek
  • Margarida Fernandes
  • Nikolai Formozov
  • Helder Freitas
  • Wolfgang Frey
  • Joanna Furmankiewicz
  • Giorgos Giannatos
  • Julio Gisbert de la Puente
  • Zbigniew Glowacinski
  • Aleksandra Gondek
  • Werner Haberl
  • Eleftherios Hadjisterkotis
  • Duncan Halley
  • Phil Hammond
  • Ilpo Hanski
  • Meredith Happold
  • Eero Helle
  • Martin Hellicar
  • Miklos Heltai
  • Helmut Hemmer
  • Heikki Henttonen
  • Juan Herrero Cortes
  • Mathias Herrmann
  • Pall Hersteinsson
  • Maria Elisa Hobbelink
  • Mike Hoffmann
  • Djuro Huber
  • Tony Hutson
  • Rainer Hutterer
  • Kjell Isaksen
  • Tom Jeffersen
  • Rimvydas Juškaitis
  • Javier Juste
  • John Atle Kålås
  • Ahmet Karatash
  • Alexander Kashtalian
  • Kaarina Kauhala
  • Andrew Kitchener
  • Dieter Kock
  • Bernardino Ragni
  • Ana Rainho
  • Maria João Ramos
  • Ettore Randi
  • F. Riga
  • Luisa Rodrigues
  • Sugoto Roy
  • Danilo Russo
  • Patricia Salgueiro
  • Cristina San Jose
  • Mozafar Sharifi
  • Boris Sheftel
  • Georgy Shenbrot
  • Claudio Sillero
  • Andrew Smith
  • Bjarne Søgaard
  • Friederike Spitzenberger
  • Michael Stubbe
  • Andrey Subbotin
  • Per Ole Syvertsen
  • Alexei Tikhonov
  • V. Trocchi
  • Katerina Tsytsulina
  • Jeroen van der Kooij
  • Els van Lavieren
  • Iosu Alfaro Vergarachea
  • Vladimir Vohralik
  • Manuela von Arx
  • Dan Ward
  • Sian Waters
  • Marc Webber
  • Øystein Wiig
  • Chris Wozencraft
  • Igor Zagorodnyuk
  • Jan Zima
  • Diana Zlatanova