D1688/005/01 - Big Hedgehog Map records (Records from June 2019 to June 2020)

Subject Mammals
Abstract Hedgehog records from the UK-wide Big Hedgehog Map, first launched in 2015. The survey is jointly funded by People's Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS), as part of the Hedgehog Street project.
Species Groups Terrestrial Mammal [98]
Geographic Coverage/Site Name General: UK
Geographic Coverage Notes UK-wide. As the dataset was generated by volunteers and hedgehogs are most commonly observed in people's gardens or on roads the occurrence of records is likely to be biased towards populated areas. Data were submitted using a marker on a Google map, the lat/long figures were then converted to British National Grid format as 6-figure grid references. Cofnod hold a copy of data for North Wales.
Dataset Owner People's Trust for Endangered Species
Dataset Contact Emily Thomas
Date Range 2019 - 2020
Total Records 98
Restriction Details Standard Restrictions Only
Acknowledgements People's Trust for Endangered Species
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Original Title Big Hedgehog Map records
Module Description Records from June 2019 to June 2020
Purpose The Big Hedgehog Map was set up to act as a national hub for hedgehog records, dead and alive.
Capture Methods Data were captured via a public-participation online map. Volunteers submitted records of any hedgehogs observed (dead or alive) using an online form. As the hedgehog is an easily identified species, records were only excluded if the location details were not clear or obviously incorrect.
Verification/Validation Procedures Records are submitted voluntarily by members of the public with a wide range of expertise. Sightings were not verified although the risk of misidentification is low for this species. The dataset should not be regarded as having a comprehensive geographical coverage, record distribution is likely to be biased towards populated areas. The dataset has been checked using the NBN record cleaner and as a result erroneous grid references were corrected or removed.
Data Collated by People's Trust for Endangered Species
National Scheme Organisers People's Trust for Endangered Species
Dataset Category Category 03: Dataset originates from other trusted source
Dataset Status Data Collection Ongoing
Data Entry Project Completion Date N/A
Date Imported 09/09/2020