Scottish Wildlife Trust commissioned Exegesis to create an online information management system and community hub for staff and volunteers involved in their Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels project. This project aims to secure the long-term future of red squirrels in Scotland by building capacity among communities of volunteers and land managers, empowering them to take on and take ownership of some of the essential protection measures required to save the nation’s red squirrels.
We developed the hub using WordPress to create a mobile-friendly website comprising a comprehensive data management system and public face for the project. This included:
- Pages providing general information about red squirrels and the project.
- The development of data entry forms for squirrel sightings and a range of different surveys.
- Bespoke maps and dashboards to display records in an easy to understand way.
- News/blog pages.
- Forums for groups defined by survey type and location.
- Events manager.
- Full user authentication and management.
- A record of volunteer activities that allows users to log time spent and view their activity.
- A volunteer training record.
- A configurable messaging system that operates for all users or user groups.
We are continuing to provide technical support for ongoing operation of the website.
Visit the Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels hub.
Further information from Mike Lush.