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It is the purpose of this independent website, launched in April 2014, to provide an overview of vertebrates and their recording on Thorne Moors. This peatland is a part of the Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve, and is administered in a tripartite way by Natural England, the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust (Crowle Moor) and the Carstairs Countryside Trust (Inkle Moor). Thorne Moors is situated on the Yorkshire–Lincolnshire border between Doncaster and Goole. Vertebrates recording has been more-or-less continuous since 1966, with records extending back to the 1530s (Red Deer). On the respective pages here, an explanation of recording is given separately for birds and the non-avian vertebrates. These same pages provide guidance on submitting records. Modern summaries of the vertebrate classes on Thorne Moors are available as a result of a desk-top review undertaken during 2004–10. It was published as four Technical Reports of the Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum. These are The Fish and Herptiles of Thorne Moors (second edition 2008), The Mammals of Thorne Moors (second edition 2008), The Birds of Thorne Moors: A Guide to Literature Sources (2009) and The Birds of Thorne Moors: An Annotated Checklist (2010). Annual reports have been produced since 1990; those from 2004 onwards are detailed here and can be directly accessed/downloaded from the appropriate pages.

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