Submitted by AJ Cann on Mon, 11/01/2021 - 14:11
    NatureSpot Annual Report 2020

    Another record-breaking year for NatureSpot. Discover the impact of lockdown on wildlife recording in Leicestershire and Rutland in 2020.

    2020 was a strange year for everyone but proved to be another very successful year for NatureSpot. A new high of 58,800 new records were submitted by the community of local wildlife recorders, of which 97% were accepted, adding significant additional knowledge to what we know about biodiversity in Leicestershire and Rutland. 570 new species were added to the NatureSpot reference library, giving a total of 7,239 by the year end. Nearly a hundred new recorders joined NatureSpot and submitted records during the year. The number of ‘unique’ visitors to the website reached a record level, exceeding 1.1 million.

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