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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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A collection of interesting biodiversity news from September (01/10/17)

 

Marine

Northern lights linked to North sea whale strandings                                http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41110082

UK coast haven for 200,000 seabirds becomes marine special protected area https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/07/uk-coast-haven-for-200000-seabirds-becomes-marine-special-protected-area

Terrestrial

Breckland roost at Cavenham Heath is a rare chance to see the secretive stone-curlew with RSPB and Natural England                                                                          http://www.edp24.co.uk/business/farming/breckland-roost-at-cavenham-heath-is-a-rare-chance-to-see-the-secretive-stone-curlew-with-rspb-and-natural-england-1-5186171

Conservation charity to run free events celebrating Norfolk’s natural wildlife http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/conservation-charity-to-run-free-events-celebrating-norfolk-s-natural-wildlife-1-5193283

Suffolk farmer delighted after scooping FWAG Silver Lapwing award http://www.edp24.co.uk/business/farming/suffolk-farmer-delighted-after-scooping-fwag-silver-lapwing-award-1-5194393

World's first as endangered Bermudian Skink hatch at Chester Zoo  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/09/10/worlds-first-endangered-bermudian-skink-hatch-chester-zoo/

Out for the count: an evening vigil with bat conservationists https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/16/bat-conservationists-marbury-pipistrelle-country-diary

The night heron: at home on the Somerset Levels https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/17/night-heron-somerset-levels-birdwatch

Plucky duck: highest-flying fowl's Himalayan exploits revealed https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/06/plucky-duck-highest-flying-fowls-ruddy-shelduck-himalayan-exploits-revelaed

Colombia faces challenge to build peace without sacrificing its famed biodiversity http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/colombia-faces-challenge-to-build-peace-without-sacrificing-its-famed-biodiversity-a7925781.html

Greater gliders: fears of 'catastrophic' consequences from logging in Victoria https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/07/greater-gliders-fears-of-catastrophic-consequences-from-logging-in-victoria

Panda's habitat 'shrinking and becoming more fragmented'                    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41366274#

Let bee-friendly bulbs transform your spring      https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/sep/30/alys-fowler-plant-organic-bulbs-bees

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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.

    Upcoming Events

    Microscopy- Free Workshop, Sunday 3rd September 2017, 10:00-13:00, Holt Hall Study Centre Kelling Rd, Holt NR25 6RT, UK

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