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Not all species are equal when it comes to how their records are used. Some have statuses and protections associated with them. All bats for example are protected by law from interference. If recorded using iNaturalist, these important species can not be used by us when responding to planning applications or when we provide them to organisations such as the Environment Agency. This would be determined to be commercial use. Here you can help again by telling us in a different way. You can use our online recording form, or by using the SERC recording form with the Input app.
Note: Because of the public release of records on iNaturalist, if you are concerned about a species sighting being publicly visible, please use the SERC online recording form or the SERC recording form within the Input app to record the sighting.