Reporting dead wildlife
In addition to the biological reporting methods indicated above, you can also report dead animals in other schemes (NOTE: these other schemes don't share their records with the Biological Record Centres, so please make sure to also enter the record with a generalist method as described above, for example iRecord).
You can report dead animals found on the road on The Road Lab (formerly, project Splatter). This citizen science project started in 2013 aims to quantify and map wildlife roadkill across the UK. You can either report on their website or via the free app, available for Android and iPhone.
You can report dead animals found in your garden on this BTO online survey that will help you report any wild animal deaths and obtain feedback.
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Sampling dead wildlife*
The Wildlife Disease & Contaminant Monitoring & Surveillance Network has some information on interesting dead animals (birds and mammals) already.
Further information on sampling dead mammals can be found on the Wiltshire Mammal Group Portal.
Other animals worth sampling:
Dead birds of prey (Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme): This monitoring scheme quantifies the concentrations of contaminants in selected species of predatory birds in Britain.
Ticks (UK Health Security Agency): this programme aims to monitor tick distribution and seasonality on a nationwide scale, determine the diversity of ticks infesting humans and animals and detect non-native tick species.
What to do if you've found a dead animal?