Recording and mapping the habitats, features and species present in open spaces aids management work and, in turn, conservation.
Improved knowledge about habitats and the species which occur in local ecosystems can help with understanding why green spaces are important in the urban setting and improves the context for urban development decisions.
Importantly, recording wildlife is a great way to observe the natural world, learn and share knowledge about our environment and spend time outdoors.
Some reasons to record
- fun and interest
- teaching and learning
- inform management
- inform conservation
- inform planning
- evidence and trends
- shared awareness
- enjoyment of places in London
- event planning (e.g. royal parks)