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Title of the project

Main WES initiative is to accredit Scottish game and wildlife management in line with legislation and codes of practice. The specify component within this which is presented as a case study survey is the pilot project to assess the introduction of mapping tools to help improve recording and monitoring of species and habitats.

Description

Pilot mapping project:
To improve species and habitats information and accuracy of recording as part of the wider accreditation programme.

Establish working group
Set up pilot study (to be completed)
Establish simple, consistent recording protocols
Monitor and evaluate

Hunters:
Individual farms and estates predominantly but not exclusively involved in game management

Results

If project successful, info will flow in due course to National Biodiversity Network (NBN)

Location

Country United Kingdom
Level National

Starting date

2013

Habitat Types

Farmland, Forest/Woodland, Scrub/Grassland, Wetland, Coastal, Island, Mountains, Suburban

Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000, Emerald Network, Ramsar, Regional protected area, National protected area, Areas with voluntary or mandatory hunting ban, Hunting reserve, No protection status

Species

Species Caracteristics Not applicable
Species Type Not applicable

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data), Communication and education (for different target audiences e.g. hunters, the wider public), Policy work (e.g. positioning of hunting organisations, demonstrating conservation actions)

Partners

Leading partners BASC green shoots mapping ( http://basc.org.uk/conservation/green-shoots/green-shoots-mapping/ )
WES ( www.wildlife-estates.co.uk)

Estimation of the budget (total or annual)

Mapping project costs as yet unquantified:

Work around a) reconciliation of species and habitats list between BASC GSM and WES b) systems login and data security c) longer term possibilities re. download of data via mobile app to GSM

Weblinks

http://www.wildlife-estates.co.uk/latest-news/