Assynt Wildlife Mapping Project
This Project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Scottish Natural Heritage
Amphibian and Reptile Distribution Maps
The Assynt Wildlife Mapping Project (2020), which commenced on 9th July 2020, formed part of the successful bid by the Field Club to the Coigach and Assynt Living Landscape Partnership and was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Scottish Natural Heritage. The project end date is 31st December 2020.
The full bid included proposals to: upgrade our existing website, which was launched in 2009; make more raw data regarding Assynt’s wildlife available in one location; encourage more contributions of records, then this final part is to produce maps showing the distribution of many of our species.
These maps will not only help illustrate where certain species occur, but just as importantly where they seem to be missing.
Adder Vipera berus
Common Lizard Zootoca vivipara
Common Toad Bufo bufo
Common Frog Rana temporaria
Green Turtle Chelonia mydas
Leatherback Turtle Dermochelys coriacea
Loggerhead Turtle Caretta caretta
Palmate Newt Lissotriton helveticus
Slow worm Anguis fragilis
The above maps are current as of the end of 2019, but will be updated at the same time as the annual update of the Wildlife Records Digitisation Project spreadsheets.