Community Mammal Recording

Managed by: Aberdeenshire Council


Project Description

This project is run and managed by the North East Scotland Biological Records Centre (NESBReC) which sits within the Specialist Services Team at Aberdeenshire Council.  NESBReC collects, collates, stores and disseminates biological (habitat and species) data for the NE of Scotland and Cairngorm National Park.  

The project aim is to encourage and support local communities by further recording wildlife in their area and taking an interest in local mammal species.   Once processed, the data is made available to statutory and voluntary bodies and individuals for the purpose of land use planning and management, scientific research and general interest.

The information gathered will specifically contribute towards the production of a Mammal Atlas for NE Scotland and the Cairngorms National Park.  This will be achieved by: the appointment for 6 months of a project officer through Aberdeenshire Council tender process.  Promotion of recording materials in local libraries/schools/community centres etc.  Training days focussed on mammal recording for local communities and interest groups.  Talks and presentations to local community groups.  Attendance and promotion at appropriate events such as Highland shows and summer fairs.

This project also fits in with the ongoing production of a national mammal atlas by the Mammal Society.  All records held by NESBReC will also contribute to the National Atlas.  The final Mammal Atlas to be produced as a result of this initiative will help promote wildlife tourism for the area.


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Contact Details


Emma Williams


01467 628002