North Devon Coast

National Landscape

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Finding Nature’s Footprints

Finding Nature’s Footprints is a three-year National Lottery Heritage Funded project working with communities to survey, map and take action for the fantastic wildlife of the North Devon Coast National Landscape

We are working with people to improve wildlife identification, learn species survey skills and

increase enjoyment of our local countryside and coast through engagement activities, wildlife recording days and BioBlitz events. Connecting with a range of groups and volunteers, we explore the outdoors, learning about the species found within the landscape and the habitats they need to thrive.

All wildlife records and information will be used to support action by communities, volunteers, landowners and local agencies to develop community-led nature recovery plans and take action for habitat enhancement and nature conservation.

North Devon Coast National Landscape have teamed up with partners across North Devon to provide opportunities for new audiences in the area to connect with nature and benefit from the nationally designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

To get involved or to find out more please contact the project coordinator Jamie.Buxton-Gould@devon.gov.uk

See our Spring events poster or visit the main events page to see what’s coming up

Due to the project being funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund an interim evaluation has been carried out for the first year of the project. This evaluation covers the aims, funding breakdown, achievements, challenges and suggested improvements for the project. You can find this evaluation document below:

Finding Nature’s Footprints Interim Evaluation Report 2023 – North Devon Coast (northdevon-aonb.org.uk)

Project Funders & Partners

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Connecting people and communities with nature


Training opportunities such as species identification, wildlife surveying and monitoring techniques


Supporting communities to run their own wildlife surveying and monitoring projects


Data mapping for Nature Recovery

The Coast

The coastal elements of the project