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Title of the project

Green Shoots wildlife survey of Dorset


Survey local wildlife to build a more complete picture of the habitat distribution of Dorset and the occurrence of species of conservation concern.

A survey was sent to all BASC members asking for details of where they were shooting and what species and habitats of conservation concern occurred there. This information is now being used to help conservation efforts.

Organising the survey was undertaken by BASC and all surveys completed were done by hunters.


1,184 sq km surveyed (43% of the land area of Dorset), over 17,000 new records of species and habitats created by BASC members


Country United Kingdom
Level Regional
Region Dorset

Starting date


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 Caracteristics Huntable species, Protected species, Threatened species, Abundant species, Migatory species, Invasive Alien species
Species Type Birds, Mammals, Generalist predators
Name(s) of main species Perdix perdix - grey partridge

Conservation action(s)

Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data)


Leading partners BASC (https://basc.org.uk/)
Other partners South West of England Regional Development Agency (https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/south-west-of-england-regional-development-agency)