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Join in to record wildlife sightings, view wildlife maps and get training in wildlife identification. 

Cold-blooded and Spineless

The North Pennines AONB Partnership's five year biological recording project, Cold-blooded and Spineless celebrates invertebrates in the North Pennines and aims to inspire people to learn about and identify, small but very important creatures in our landscape. Find out more about the project and how to take part in the volunteer identification skills training events.

We work closely with the regional record centres, local recording groups, Wildlife Trusts and many others to ensure records are verified and then put to good use. All records are shared with the Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre and ERIC North East. We have provided some information on how your data is used.

WildWatch North Pennines Autumn

Brown-lipped snailWelcome to WildWatch members old and new! We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped gather over 20,000 records! To view your sightings as part of species distribution in the North Pennines please see WildWatch Wildlife Maps. To see how much our WildWatch volunteers have achieved and why they love the North Pennines, watch our project film...


Don't forget you can also add photos with your sightings which is an excellent way of aiding verification. If you're new to WildWatch, click on Report Wildlife below to get started, enter your details to create your login ID and start recording!

The three wildlife groups, Weardale, Allen Valleys and Alston Moor are offering their own talks and events this year. Please see the Local Wildlife Groups page for how to get involved with them.

If you have any questions, just email

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