It’s really important for wildlife conservation to gain a full picture of species’ distributions across our area. However, some geographical areas are largely forgotten when it comes to recording – these are our ‘Forgotten Spaces.’
Each space is a 1km grid square, i.e. a 4-figure grid reference (e.g. SJ2756) within VC58 for which no data, little data or not a lot of variety in the data since 2010. Therefore, we would like to encourage wildlife recording efforts into these specific areas to help us fill in the gaps.
We have developed three aims for this project listed according to their importance:
We will be starting off with the Unrecorded areas and will release one ‘forgotten space’ per local authority area (i.e. Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East, Wirral, Halton and Warrington) each month. We’ll keep you up-to-date via our mailing list and social media streams (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) so that you will be able to see what impact your recording has had.