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Norfolk Biodiversity Information Service (NBIS) is a Local Environmental Record Centre holding information on species, geodiversity, habitats and protected sites for the whole of the county of Norfolk. NBIS is a member of the Association of Local Environmental Records Centres and operates within the guidelines of the National Biodiversity Network. NBIS functions with guidance from a Steering Group, serving the need for environmental information in Norfolk through the collection, collation, assessment and interpretation of high quality data.

 

NBIS provides:

·         A single source of environmental information for Norfolk

·         Collation of available data for Norfolk

·         Validation and evaluation of these data

·         Identification of gaps in knowledge – taxonomic, geographical and temporal

·         A permanent and secure location for data

·         Improved flow of data from individual recorders to users at both local and national levels

·         Quick and easy access to information for all

 

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Coastal Bioblitz Results Map - click here!!

 

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The July E-Bulletin ("Biodiversity News in Norfolk"): available to DOWNLOAD NOW (31/07/17)

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A collection of interesting biodiversity news from July (31/07/17)

Marine

Elephant seals 'recognise vocal rhythm'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-40668649#

Terrestrial

Woodland planted on family farm in Hockwold cum Wilton nominated for national Woodland Trust award
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/woodland-planted-on-family-farm-in-hockwold-cum-wilton-nominated-for-national-woodland-trust-award-1-5105612

Meet the thistle propagator-in-chief
Blackwater, Norfolk Pollinated flowers means more plants next year – and more thistles means more bees
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/18/meet-thistle-propagator-chief-country-diary

Race against time in north Norfolk to record wildlife in 24 hours
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/race-against-time-in-north-norfolk-to-record-wildlife-in-24-hours-1-5112471

Duck and duckling in care at the RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre after being drenched in engine oil
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/duck-and-ducking-in-care-at-the-rspca-east-winch-wildlife-centre-after-being-drenched-in-engine-oil-1-5114083

Owl hands on deck! East Winch Wildlife Centre takes in surge of baby owls
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/owl-hands-on-deck-east-winch-wildlife-centre-takes-in-surge-of-baby-owls-1-5107942

Scottish osprey chicks moved to Spain
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-40641909#

Back from the near-dead – the charismatic butcher bird
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/16/red-backed-shrike-charismatic-butcher-bird-birdwatch

Alien species invasions and global warming a 'deadly duo', warn scientists
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/25/alien-species-invasions-and-global-warming-a-deadly-duo-warn-scientists

Bioluminescent termite mounds lure insects to their death
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23531340-500-bioluminescent-termite-mounds-lure-insects-to-their-death/

Restoring Estonian alvar grasslands to save unique species
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2141576-restoring-estonian-alvar-grasslands-to-save-unique-species/

Coastal Bioblitz - Map

The map below shows all the records (coloured as red squares or circles) sent in to the survey so far. The page updates every 10 minutes. If you click on a record, details of the record are displayed below the map.**Please note that this function may currently not work for some browsers - please use Firefox**

    Online recording questionnaire - County Wildlife Action

    We are very keen to find out what you think of our online recording facility!

    It would really help if you could take a few moments to complete and submit this short questionnaire so we can gauge what we could do to improve it.  The system is a very new format for us to receive records, so any constructive comments or thoughts will really help us improve the system for the future.

    Online recording questionnaire - Churchyards Survey

    We are very keen to find out what you think of our online recording facility!

    It would really help if you could take a few moments to complete and submit this short questionnaire so we can gauge what we could do to improve it.  The system is a very new format for us to receive records, so any constructive comments or thoughts will really help us improve the system for the future.
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