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The standard terrestrial data search

Data_Search_2018A ‘standard data search’ includes a search within a specified area for statutory & non-statutory sites and legally protected & notable species records. The search area can be around a central grid reference or a buffer around a specified site.

Statutory sites include Special Areas of Conservation (SAC), Special Protection Areas (SPA) and Special Sites of Scientific Interest (SSSI). Non-statutory sites include County Wildlife Sites (CWS), Local Nature Reserves (LNR), Other Sites of Wildlife interest (OSWI), proposed County Wildlife Sites (pCWS), Unconfirmed Wildlife Sites (UWS), Regionally Important Geological Sites (RIGS) and Ancient Woodland Inventory sites (AWI).

Legally protected species include any species listed on the Wildlife & Countryside Act (1981), badgers act (1992) and deer act (1991). Notable species include species listed on the Bern convention, EC Directive on the Conservation of Natural Habitats and of Wild Fauna and Flora (Habitats & Species Directive) , Bonn convention, IUCN red list, CITES appendix 1 -3, red data book species, UK & Devon BAP, birds from the red & amber list,  Nationally rare & scarce species from the Atlas of Devon flora, species considered to be a Devon rarity or in decline in Devon, Nationally notable species from the invertebrate sites register, Nationally and regionally important dragonfly species.

The results of the search will be presented on a site map with further information in an excel spreadsheet including information about why sites and species have been designated.  The species records are not mapped, but the spreadsheet includes a column showing the distance from site.

We are also able to search for information about particular species or habitats e.g. bats or BAP habitat.

If you have a specific requirement for a data search please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss it and we will do our best to meet your needs.

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