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Amy Lewis

Latest news

CPERC are hosting forthcoming Bioblitz

Everyone is welcome to participate in a Bioblitz at Somersham LNR on 20 May and Rings End LNR on 17 June. Click on the link below for details. We look forward to seeing you there.

Somersham Nature Watch Bioblitz

Rings End Local Nature Reserve Bioblitz

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Additional Species of Interest (CPASI)

CPERC Standard Data Searches now include species on the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Additional Species of Interest list, as approved by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Biodiversity Partnership in 2016. This list includes species which are not UKBAP priority species but are still considered to be species of nature conservation interest in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, as suggested by local experts. As such, a more comprehensive set of species relevant to the local area is now searched for in our standard searches.

The CPASI list replaces the shorter list of former Local Biodiversity Action Plan (LBAP) species which were included in our Standard Data Searches.

For more information please see the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Biodiversity Partnership website

CPERC Reaccreditation

We are delighted to announce that in November 2016 CPERC was reaccredited with ALERC, the Association of Local Environmental Record Centres, for a further 5 years. This involved reviewing and providing evidence of all our policies and procedures in order to fulfil the required criteria. CPERC was one of the first local records centres to be accredited in 2011.

Cheveley Parish Biodiversity Audit

The Cheveley Parish Biodiversity Group has produced its audit of the Parish. The report is a comprehensive review of historical environmental data and also details the activities undertaken to further understand the diversity of wildlife and habitats within Cheveley. The project generated a significant increase in number of records for the parish held on our database which now stands at 3600. The full report can be downloaded here.

Brampton Biodiversity Project update

The Brampton Biodiversity Project has identified 9 biodiversity hotspots in the parish based on surveys undertaken in 2013/14. These include the graveyard of Saint Mary Magdalene Church and London Anglers Association River Lane gravel pits. Read Pat Doody's full blog and find out more about these and other hotspots here.

CPERC Annual Report 2015 - 2016 is now available online.

Report highlights include the launch of our new online recording website, CPERC Record, the start of a countywide habitat mapping project and the celebration of our ten year anniversary. To download the report, click here.

Launch of CPERC Record

We are excited to announce the launch of CPERC Record our online recording site where you can submit all of your wildlife sightings in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The site enables you to enter one or multiple records and you can immediately view both your own records and other recorders' data either as a list or on an interactive map.

We hope you find the website easy to use and valuable for your natural history recording. To get started or to find out more about the site and how we use the data, please visit www.cperc-record.org.uk.

CPERC Record

Cambridgeshire Mammal Atlas

This new atlas shows the distribution of wild mammals across the county recorded between 2004–2014, published by the Cambridgeshire Mammal Group. To buy contact info@cambsmammalgroup.co.uk.

The Larger Moths of Northamptonshire and the Soke of Peterborough

John and Brenda Ward’s review of the county’s moths is now available. To obtain a copy, please contact the authors. See the attached flyer for details.

Nature in Cambridgeshire 2015 now available

The updated annual journal Nature in Cambridgeshire 2015 Volume 57 has been published in association with the Cambridge Natural History Society. Please visit the www.natureincambridgeshire.org.uk website for more details.

CPERC Ten Year Anniversary

CPERC held an event on 2nd May 2015 to celebrate ten years since the official launch of the records centre. This involved of a series of talks by local recorders and experts and an opportunity to highlight CPERC's achievements. To find out more please view the Report below.

Ten Year Anniversary Event Report

Traditional Orchards survey report 2014

The updated report is now available on our Publications page.

CPERC reaches 1.5 million records!

In September 2014 our database reached 1.5 million records. CPERC would like to thank Data Recorders and members of public sending through their records and encourage you to continue doing so.

Nene Park Trust

We are extremely pleased to welcome the Nene Park Trust as a CPERC's newest wildlife partner. As part of our service level agreement we will be managing and processing their data, providing GIS training and assistance with online recording. The Trust will be setting up a series of recording days throughout the year so if you want to get involved, please visit their website www.neneparktrust.org.ukfor more details.

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