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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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News

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The April E-Bulletin ("Biodiversity News in Norfolk"): available to DOWNLOAD NOW (10/05/17)

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A collection of interesting biodiversity news from April (10/05/17)

Marine

Can you count how many seals are on Scroby Sands off Great Yarmouth in this photograph?http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/can-you-count-how-many-seals-are-on-scroby-sands-off-great-yarmouth-in-this-photograph-1-4930883?utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

Seals released back to the wild at Sutton Bridge, after being reared at RSPCA Norfolk Wildlife Hospital near King’s Lynn
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/seals-released-back-to-the-wild-at-sutton-bridge-after-being-reared-at-rspca-norfolk-wildlife-hospital-near-king-s-lynn-1-4932565?utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

May the tides be with you - Star Wars seals released back into the wild in Hunstanton
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/may-the-tides-be-with-you-star-wars-seals-released-back-into-the-wild-in-hunstanton-1-4938073?utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

Terrestrial

Moths threaten fabric of England's most historic properties
https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/apr/06/moths-threaten-fabric-of-englands-historic-properties-english-heritage-clothes?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Access to nature reduces depression and obesity, finds European study
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/mar/21/access-nature-reduces-depression-obesity-european-report?CMP=share_btn_tw

Rare footage of a curious bittern at Norfolk nature reserve
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/rare-footage-of-a-curious-bittern-at-norfolk-nature-reserve-1-4924763?utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

RSPB appeals for volunteers to help save little terns
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/rspb-appeals-for-volunteers-to-help-save-little-terns-1-4927142?utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

Robber fly: Hunting secrets of a tiny predator revealed
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39219015

Invasive snakes threaten forests on Pacific island of Guam
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39199329

Spiders top the global predator charts
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39273661

Fiddler crab’s drumming shows off the size of its home
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2124668-fiddler-crabs-drumming-shows-off-the-size-of-its-home/#.WMlaU8zGycI.twitter

Elephants in dramatic muddy escape
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39431419

Deep learning tells giraffes from gazelles in the Serengeti
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2127541-deep-learning-tells-giraffes-from-gazelles-in-the-serengeti/#.WOzPun-wqSo.twitter

Live, long and black giant shipworm found in Philippines
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-39626131

'Perfect storm' threatens Europe's salamanders
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39642462

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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.

Upcoming Events

Birds of the Brecks (Spring), 20th May 2017, 10:00-16:30, Lackford Lakes

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