Datasearch reports are provided as downloadable pdf documents with a spreadsheet file option and are customised to an area of your choosing. Please see our Datasearch Terms of Service page for full details. Once you start a request, you can save changes at any time and return to complete this later.
Our County Recorders compile, maintain and verify the primary biological databases for the county and we are also working in partnership with Basildon Council, Buglife, Butterfly Conservation, Essex Amphibian & Reptile Group, Essex Bat Group, Essex Birdwatching Society, and others to provide comprehensive coverage of county records as an Essex Local Record Centre. We can currently provide access to 3,056,275 records for 14,430 species across a wide range of groups. This includes access to an independently held database of over 27,000 bat and mammal records, data held by the Essex Amphibian & Reptile Group, Essex Birdwatching Society bird data and county recorder records for a wide range of taxonomic groups, all information that is not available to any other organisation, as well as Essex Bat Group data.
For obvious reasons the location of badger setts is not included on this website's database. However information is available from the four Essex Badger Groups by contacting them direct.
Natural England have published Invertebrate Standard Advice for Essex on how to address invertebrates and their habitats within the planning system.
There is also the Essex Biodiversity Validation Checklist , supported by Natural England’s local Land Use Operations team and endorsed by the Essex Biodiversity Project, available from Essex County Council.
Essex County Council also provide Mineral Site Restoration for Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Guidance .
The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) have published new Guidelines for Accessing and Using Biodiversity Data