You already know that your records can be seen by scientists all over the country, but what do we do here at Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust with all that data? Well, we use it to protect nature right here on your doorstep!
We use your biological records to help us understand the local wildlife! Here are just some of the ways we use biological data from records like yours:
Generating lists of species for our different nature reserves to see which ones are supporting the most wildlife.
Looking for exciting finds that we can share with our members on the Nature Counts blog
Helping us decide what things to do to improve the habitat of our nature reserves to make sure we’re doing what’s best for nature.
Having proof of what species are in an area means if it comes under threat from manmade actions such as development, we can do our best to protect wildlife. To find out more about this see our Planning Issues page.
In 2018 we produced the Sheffield State of Nature report which assessed how Sheffield’s wildlife and wild spaces are faring