Bea Davis (ENPA)
We are delighted to announce the launch of two new features available on Exmoor National Park Authority's website: an online wildlife recording facility and the Exmoor Natural Environment Record. The updated wildlife webpages can be viewed
It is now possible to submit your wildlife records - for all wildlife rather than just the Exmoor Wild Watch species - via an online
developed by Somerset Environmental Records Centre. The form is really simple to use and should only take a few minutes to complete. If you wish to submit records regularly we can arrange a log-in for you so that you don't have to add certain information each time.
The development of the Exmoor Natural Environment Record (NER) means it is now possible to search online for wildlife reports for any area within the National Park. The NER currently includes over 900 reports, gathered from many partner organisations - such as Natural England, RSPB, Butterfly Conservation, National Trust and Environment Agency - as well as from ENPA. The information is available either as a
list of reports
(where you can click on the map to bring up a list for your chosen area). If you spot any reports that we are missing please do let us know as we would be glad to add to this new system.
These changes may sound simple but the new systems have been years in the making and have come about thanks to the hard work of many ENPA staff and partner organisations, particularly April Windle who developed the NER during a two-year placement with the National Park Authority. We would like to thank all those involved so far and we hope you enjoy using the new webpages! Please do get in touch if you have any feedback.