The private Institute for Wildlife Biology is specialized in small mammal species and for many reasons a perfect partner for our project. On the one hand, the staff members have great expertise in the field of nature and species conservation, which they have already proven in numerous projects. On the other hand, the institute is also known for its knowledge in animal preparation, which is enormously important for the identification of species and especially helps to identify the road-killed small mammals in the project. In addition, through the coordination of www.kleinsaeuger.at, they also bring with them extensive experience in citizen science. The cooperation with apodemus enables us to have the entries on small mammals reviewed again by experts in this field, who may point out mistakes to us! This is a great enrichment for our project and directly increases the data quality. We are very happy that apodemus supports us in our project and look forward to the future cooperation.