Tir Cynnal and Tir Gofal Monitoring and Evaluation Programme: Water Vole Farm-scale Surveys
Dataset records observations of species collected whilst undertaking field survey for Tir Cynnal and Tir Gofal Monitoring and Evaluation Programme: Water Vole Farm-scale Surveys. Records have been aggregated to display the presence of observed species per 1km² as a single instance i.e. multiple instances of a species will only be represented once per 1km².
The dataset does not represent a national distribution and reflects a limited number of survey sites. More information can be found at: http://wales.gov.uk/topics/environmentcountryside/farmingandcountryside/farming/ schemes/glastir/tircynnal-tirgofal-monitoring-evaluation/?lang=en (EN), http://wales.gov.uk/topics/environmentcountryside/farmingandcountryside/farming/ schemes/glastir/tircynnal-tirgofal-monitoring-evaluation/?lang=cy (CYM).
Site selection was restricted to selected sample sites within six Watsonian vice-counties: Anglesey, Caernarvonshire, Denbighshire, Brecknockshire, Radnorshire and Glamorgan.
Farm scale surveys for water vole were designed to test whether agri-environment scheme (AES) farms are more likely to have water voles than non-AES farms.
Data recorded by specialists under contract to Welsh Government. Records present in this data have been checked against digital data supplied before submission to the NBN Gateway. Note that there is bias inherent to the data collection method where multiple sample sites within a km grid-square may have been surveyed. The effects of this situation have been mitigated, in part, by aggregating data to display only 1 instance of a species per km grid-square. Absence of species is not shown within the data. The data has also been checked using the NBN record cleaner.
Data reflects the quality of the records supplied by third parties in the fulfilment of "Tir Cynnal and Tir Gofal Monitoring and Evaluation Programme: Water Vole Farm-scale Surveys".
For each farm selected, 2 x 500 m stretches of prescription riparian habitat were surveyed between April and August, this being the optimum time to identify signs of water vole activity, assess habitat structure and food availability.
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