Outer Hebrides Biological Recording Project
This project was established to make information about the wildlife of the Outer Hebrides accessible to everyone and encourage residents and visitors to take part in biological recording activities. Our main activity is collecting records and maintaining a database of information on our flora and fauna. This data is made freely freely available via the National Biodiversity Network Gateway on-line database.
Information on the distribution of our animals and plants enables us to:
- make informed decisions about land use and development
- identify areas that require protection
- create management plans for protected areas
- monitor changes in the distribution and numbers of plants and animals
- help crofters and land managers when applying to agri-environment schemes
- provide information to schools and the many tourists that visit our islands for the wildlife
Local Government, non-government organizations, environmental agencies, developers and businesses all require accurate and detailed information about our flora and fauna to ensure that the way we manage and develop our land does not degrade our natural environment. We also have a responsibility to ensure that the quality and biodiversity of our landscape is maintained.
If you would like to learn more about this project and how you can take part,
visit the Outer Hebrides Biological Recording Project website: www.ohbr.org.uk