What's included in a data search?

Standard Report (species of conservation concern)


The report includes:

  • An Excel file containing details of all species records.
  • A PDF report containing protected, notable and invasive non-native species records, including maps showing record locations.
  • Boundary maps and basic details of Local Wildlife Sites and Geodiversity Sites as part of the above PDF. Please note that Local Wildlife Site information is not available for areas in Cheshire West and Chester. We do not provide statutory site information as part of our data searches, this is available instead from Magic.

Species records in GIS format are available at an extra cost. Local Wildlife Site/Geodiversity site boundaries are not available in GIS format.


'Species of conservation concern' includes the following designations:

  • Berne Convention - Appendix 1, Appendix 2 and Appendix 3
  • Birds Directive - Annex 1, Annex 2.1, Annex 2.2
  • Convention on Migratory Species - Appendix 1, Appendix 2, ASCOBANS, Annex II and EUROBATS Annex I
  • EC Cites - Annex A, Annex B, Annex C and Annex D
  • Habitats Directive - Annex 2 Non-priority Species, Annex 2 Priority Species, Annex 4 and Annex 5
  • Section 41 (England) of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 (NERC)
  • Protection of Badgers Act (1992)
  • The Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) Regulations 2010 - Schedule 2, Schedule 4 and Schedule 5
  • Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 - Schedule 1, Schedule 5 and Schedule 8
  • IUCN Red Data List - Extinct, Extinct in the Wild, Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable, Near Threatened and Least Concern
  • Birds of Conservation Concern (BoCC) - Amber and Red
  • Nationally Rare and Scarce - Nationally Rare, Nationally Rare Marine Species, Nationally Scarce, Nationally Scarce Marine Species
  • UK Biodiversity Action Plan (UK BAP) - Priority Species
  • Local Biodiversity Action Plan (LBAP) Species
  • Invasive Non-Native Species

All costs are calculated based on area and will be quoted individually, but as a general guide for searches falling entirely within our boundary:

  • 1km buffer search from a single grid ref point: £150 +VAT
  • 2km buffer search from a single grid ref point: £225 +VAT

Single species (group) search


Reports containg records of a single species or species group (for example all bat records) are presented in the same format as our standard report (see above), including site information where available.


All costs are calculated based on area and will be quoted individually, but as a general guide for searches falling entirely within our boundary:

  • Single species or small species group (e.g. bats) 1km or 2km buffer search from a central grid reference: £75 +VAT
  • Larger species group or selected species from different groups: cost will be calculated individually


  • Local Wildlife Site citations (only available in Halton, Warrington and Wirral): £25 +VAT per citation
  • Species records in GIS format: £30 +VAT minimum
  • Digitisation charge (for using a map image to calculate search area): £30 +VAT minimum
  • Express service: extra 30% of total enquiry cost

Non-standard searches

We recognise that some data search requests won't fall into the above categories, please get in touch with us through our online form to discuss your requirements.

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