Every record submitted to WildWatch counts. All the data you share with us is sent on to our local record centres for verification and wider communication. Find out more about your record’s journey and how WildWatch data is contributing to conservation.
WildWatch North Pennines has recieved over 20,000 biological records in three years. The North Pennines AONB Partnership are commited to ensuring the data shared by our volunteer recorders is shared as widely as possible to help with nature conservation. We are supported in this process by our local record centres (LRCs). In the North Pennines we have sevrice level agreements with two record centres, the Environmental Records Information Centre (ERIC) in the North East and the Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre (CBDC) in the North West.
LRCs are not for profit and offer services of collating, verifying, managing and disseminating information about the biodiversity and geodiversity of our landscape. They are a crucial support to the North Pennines AONB, our volunteer recorders, wildlife groups and anyone wishing to access data about wildlife in the North Pennines.
Distribution maps have been specially created to demonstrate some of the findings from WildWatch, together with data sent to the LRCs. From common toad to ring ouzel to slow worm, volunteers recorders have helped us gain a better picture of what lives in our remote uplands.
Click here to view our WildWatch Wildlife Maps that show WildWatch records in the North Pennines AONB.
If you would like to know more about where all records meet on a national level, this is a helpful presentation about the National Biodiversity Network (NBN) Gateway.
You can use their website to view UK distribution maps and interrogate species data. Go to www.data.nbn.org.uk