The Wildlife Assessment Check is using geospatial data as outlined below.
Statutory designated sites
The Wildlife Assessment is using datasets on statutory designated sites for nature conservation in the UK. These are all published under Open Government Licence and are acknowledged here.
Local Environmental Records Centre (LERC) boundaries
The spatial data for LERC boundaries has been provided by the Association of Local Environmental Records Centres (ALERC).
Local Authority District boundaries
The spatial data for local authority district boundaries, published by the Office for National Statistics, is supplied under the Open Government Licence.
Contains National Statistics data © Crown copyright (December 2017)
Contains OS data © Crown copyright (December 2017)
Important Invertebrate Area (IIA) boundaries
The Wildlife Assessment Check is using spatial data for the IIA boundaries, provided by Buglife. The underlying data (e.g. habitat interest and key species) for the IIAs is not being used by the tool.
Important Plant Areas (IPAs)
The Wildlife Assessment Check is using spatial data for the IPAs, provided by Plantlife.
Species range polygons
The Wildlife Assessment Check is using range polygons for some species. These cover England, Wales and Scotland and are acknowledged here.
The Wildlife Assessment Check does not hold any species records/data.