October 29, 2010

Edinburgh and Lothians Local Biodiversity Sites Surveying Project

Locations:
City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian, West Lothian
Types:
Integrated Habitat Network, Landscape Action, Water Environment
Funds:
CSGN Development Fund
Lead Partners:
The Wildlife Information Centre

Project background

The Wildlife Information Centre, the Lothian and Borders based organisation specialising in the management of biological records, received £37,341 to undertake an Edinburgh and Lothians Local Biodiversity Sites Survey Project to survey 145 sites across the region.  Two surveyors were employed to record the site boundaries and habitats of the chosen sites.  The Centre made contact with all owners in advance, with the majority of owners readily agreeing to allow the surveys to go ahead. The information gathered will be made available to the relevant Local Biodiversity Site Groups. The Species records will also be made available to partners immediately and to all through the National Biodiversity Network Gateway during 2011/12. A GIS layer of Phase 1 surveys has also been generated and will be used to create an updated Phase 1 dataset for the region.  Additional survey work is required to capture summer data and is likely to be the subject of further funding bids and also a focus for volunteer action.

Funding Details:

Year Fund Value
2010 CSGN Development Fund 37,341

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