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Wildlife and biodiversity

How to get involved

Wildlife surveys

We need your help to record information about any wildlife you may have seen in the borough using the TVERC online recording service.

The Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre (TVERC) collects and holds information about wildlife in the borough, such as protected species records and designated sites such as Local Wildlife Sites. We use this information to help direct the management of our parks and open spaces, maximising their value for biodiversity.

No previous experience is required and you can be involved as much or as little as you like, from casual recording to regular site monitoring. This is a good opportunity to gain experience towards a conservation career or simply learn more about wildlife.

Gardening for wildlife

One of the best ways to help conserve local wildlife is to make your garden more wildlife friendly. Our leaflet 'Gardening for wildlife' offers advice on some easy ways for you to help make this happen.

PDF iconGardening for wildlife leaflet647.23 KB

Conservation volunteering

For further information about how you can get involved in conservation activities in your area please visit our page about conservation volunteering.

Stag beetles activity pack

PDF iconStag beetle activity pack1.07 MB

Contact information

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