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Living Record
Online environmental recording  
Living Record makes it quick and easy for you to record the wildlife that you see.
It provides you with your own records system and access to a selection of distribution maps.
Records are reviewed and passed on to local record centres and to organisations working for conservation.
Your records form part of the big picture which is used nationally and locally to understand species distribution
and population trends, to identify key sites and to develop conservation plans.
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You can use Living Record as your own personal records system to keep track of the wildlife that you see.

Records are linked to location markers that you add to Google Maps. Click on a marker to review the records for a location. It is also easy to review your records for a single species or for a specific date.

Your records are treated as personal to you. Other users do not see the details of your records, apart from the experts who are responsible for verifying records before they are passed on to local record centres.

There is a growing list of subjects that you can record, from mammals to moths, amphibians to wasps, even vascular plants.


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Living Record for Farm Clusters
Living Record is a potent conservation-support tool for any organisation managing land.
It works the same for farm groups as it does for other organisations like wildlife trusts, National Trust estates and local councils.
Living Record for Moth Recorders
A presentation given to the Dorset Moth Group.
Site-based Recording...
Projects-based Recording...
Anyone can now set up their own personal recording projects and invite their friends to join in.
If you work for a conservation organisation:
- You can also share your Project with your team.
- If you associate a Project with your sites, you can even make it Public so that all recorders can add records.
Recording for a purpose or using a particular method?
- Use a Project to distinguish these records from other records.
Want to work co-operatively with fellow recorders?
- Set up a personal Project and invite friends or volunteers to join as Guest Recorders.
Use a stand alone project with its own location markers for ongoing monitoring e.g. reptile tins and butterfly transects.
Projects provide context and add value to records. Negative records make little sense without context e.g. no reptiles under a tin.
The Project name is included in downloads and Review & Download can show just the records for a Project.
Organisations can review records for their sites. Using Projects, they can review records anywhere.
Projects can have their own checklists of target species and a saved map for each survey area.
We passed 1,500,000 records late in 2019.