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|Title:||Wanted – Wildwalk wildlife recorders|
|Author:||Yorkshire Wildlife Trust |
|ID & Publication:||20130811007 ~ The-Villager.co.uk |
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has launched an exciting new way for everyone to record the wildlife they see whilst out walking.
Yorkshire residents who love the outdoors are being encouraged to record sightings of birds, bees, butterflies and beasties in a bid to support Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s conservation efforts.
WildWalks is a new online recording tool, established by The Wildlife Trusts in partnership with the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO). It allows users to log wildlife sightings and map records of plants and animals across Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s landscape-scale conservation schemes in the county, known as Living Landscapes.
Users of WildWalks can record wildlife sightings whilst out enjoying a walk. Routes can be created or selected from existing recommendations. By involving members of the local community in undertaking repeated walks, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust will develop a better understanding of how existing wildlife is changing, in response to its landscape-scale conservation work.
Terry Smithson Director of Operations (North & East) For Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, said: ‘We are very excited about WildWalks and hope it will appeal to everyone! It’s so simple. Users can choose to set up a new walk or pick one we’ve already created. Recording sightings will help us to map wildlife and, over time, monitor how it changes. Members of our local community, whether expert recorders or keen amateurs, will be able to help us better target our landscape-scale conservation efforts in areas where we are working, sometimes with partners, to try and secure nature’s recovery.’
More information is available at www.ywt.org.uk/WildWalks for anyone interested in using WildWalks to help map the impact of its conservation work.
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