Manhood Key Climate Change Indicator Species: Identification Booklet

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An indicator species is one which is used as a gauge for conditions of a specific habitat, community or ecosystem.

Most of the world’s scientists now agree that Earth is warming up…. but what will happen in the coming years, decades, and centuries?

Insects, which need warm weather to survive, can provide valuable evidence about rising temperatures and the impact on the environment.

Read our photo identification booklet on the climate change indicator species we monitor.


Identification Booklet: Contents












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Record Your Wildlife Sightings


We need your help to monitor wildlife in order to understand the effects of climate change. If you spot one of these important climate change indicator species on the Manhood Peninsula*, be sure to record your sighting, on our website.

*This includes, Birdham, Bracklesham, Earnley, East Itchenor, East Wittering, Selsey, Sidlesham, West Itchenor, West Wittering.