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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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Submit Brecks wildlife records here

The Winter E-Bulletin ("Biodiversity News in Norfolk"): available to DOWNLOAD NOW (24/10/16)

Download and read no. 60 here. 

A collection of interesting biodiversity news from November (24/11/16)

Emerging masterplan for the Broads will focus on protecting the waterways ‘special qualities’ after Brexit
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/emerging_masterplan_for_the_broads_will_focus_on_protecting_the_waterways_special_qualities_after_brexit_1_4767504?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

Tarantulas, scorpions and centipedes - thousands of insects could go on display if Norfolk insect zoo dream becomes a reality
http://www.edp24.co.uk/business/tourism/tarantulas_scorpions_and_centipedes_thousands_of_insects_could_go_on_display_if_norfolk_insect_zoo_dream_becomes_a_reality_1_4764973?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

Happy Halloween for tiny long-eared bat trapped in King’s Lynn house 
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/happy_halloween_for_tiny_long_eared_bat_trapped_in_king_s_lynn_house_1_4755163?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

Shark detection buoys set for trial in New South Wales
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/oct/30/shark-detection-buoys-set-for-trial-in-new-south-wales?CMP=share_btn_tw

'Bionic' plants can detect explosives
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37823909

DNA clues to how chipmunk earned its stripes
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37828673

Two-headed sharks are becoming more common and no one knows why
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/two-headed-shark-mutant-fish-more-common-genetic-a7395686.html

Rise in atmospheric CO2 slowed by green vegetation
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37909361

Climate change is changing nature so much it may need ‘human-assisted evolution’, scientists say
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change-global-warming-changing-nature-human-assisted-evolution-a7410286.html

Bear with tin can stuck in its mouth 'a litter warning'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37982402

BP Deepwater Horizon oil in land-animal food chain
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37988438

Climate changing "too fast" for species
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38069358

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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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Bug Sorting Marathon 2 with FREE PIZZA, 14th-15th January 2017, High Lodge, Thetford

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