Wildlife Surveys


Otter Tracks, Image Credit: Derek Taylor

A wildlife survey is an assessment of all or part of the range of plants and animals which occur in a particular area.

A wildlife survey might cover a particular habitat or a range of habitats or it might focus on a particular species, a group of species or all species found within a certain area.

Habitat Surveys
A habitat survey can be carried out to…

  • look for specific habitats in a particular area
  • measure the extent and nature of habitats in particular area
  • examine species composition and diversity within habitats
  • assess habitat structure or condition
  • observe changes in habitats over a particular area or over a period of time
  • …and more

Species Surveys
A species survey can help to…

  • examine or presence absence
  • ƒassess abundance or population structure
  • ƒ identify distribution, location and territories

Wildlife surveys are important and can help affect change.

DWT Wildlife Surveys

Durham Wildlife Trust carries out a number of surveys on a regular basis as part of our ongoing work to conserve wildlife from the Tees to the Tyne. Use the links below to find out more about a particular survey. Please do get in touch if you would like to get involved.

Spring Otter Survey

Learn more about our annual Spring Otter Survey and find out how you can get involved.

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More survey results and details coming soon 🙂