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April, 2014

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Title:Try out a WildWalk this Easter
Author:Yorkshire Wildlife Trust 
ID & Publication:20140411036 ~ The-Villager.co.uk 
Area:Yorkshire 
Subject:Environment 
 Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (10kb)

Everyone who loves the outdoors here in Yorkshire are being encouraged to record sightings of local wildlife 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 will allow people to log wildlife sightings and map records of plants and animals across Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s target areas for landscape-scale conservation, known as Living Landscapes.
Users can log into the system at www.wild-walks.org where walks around Living Landscapes or nature reserves can be created or selected from existing recommendations.

Wildlife sightings can then be recorded whilst out enjoying a walk and logged afterwards using the online system. There are lots of locations across Yorkshire from which to choose and you may even be surprised to find you are already taking a regular WildWalk with the family.

By involving members of the local community in undertaking repeated walks, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust will develop a better understanding of existing wildlife populations in the area and how these are responding to conservation work.

WildWalks is now live and awaiting your wildlife sightings but to help develop the system at this early stage, The Wildlife Trusts are welcoming users’ feedback on their experience. Please share your thoughts by emailing wildwalks@wildlifetrusts.org. A mobile version is planned for release later this year.

How to get involved

Step 1: Register with WildWalks at www.wild-walks.org
Step 2: Plan your WildWalk – follow our easy-to-use guide
Step 3: Take note of the plants and animals you see during your WildWalk
Step 4: Upload your sightings to www.wild-walks.org
Step 5: Plan a new walk, or repeat your walk, and create new wildlife recordings

Phillip Whelpdale, Wildlife GIS & Data Officer for Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, said: ‘Recording sightings of wildlife will help us to map it 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. We’re keen to hear from regular walkers and wildlife enthusiasts about this new resource.’

Take a WildWalk around your local landscape and enjoy the wonders of nature, while helping it at the same time. Note the species and habitats you see and join Yorkshire Wildlife Trust in monitoring important and threatened wildlife as part of the ground-breaking Living Landscapes initiative.

Championed by The Wildlife Trusts, Living Landscapes is a way of thinking big about how land is managed for wildlife, people and society. By working on a landscape-scale with partners, landowners and local communities, we are stitching together isolated areas of land to form a network and help wildlife to recover and thrive across the UK.

More information is available at www.ywt.org.uk/WildWalks

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