WELCOME TO NBIS

 


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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NT coastal bioblitz - Online recording

What Did You See?

Please provide the following:
1. Confirm which species you saw - Type either the common name or latin name in the box provided and the system will autocomplete the name from the UK master list. If adding multiple species, a new row for the next species will be created automatically for you after every species selected
Please note some species common names may not be obvious, e.g. a "seal" is actually either a "common seal" or a "grey seal", the following website is useful for working out the correct name: Search for a name in the Natural History Museum dictionary here
2. Date you saw it - click in the 'Date' box and pick the date from drop-down
3. How many you saw
4. Provide any other information about the species in the record comment box (or comment box) - Include a list of dates here if you have seen this Species at this location on dates other than the one you have provided
If you have a photo of your sighting please upload this by clicking on the "Select file(s)" button (you may have to click on "add images" first). NB: Photos sent to us will go into our online Flickr account, with reuse only by your permission (this being detailed below the photo on Flickr) - please state in one of the comments fields if you do not wish your photo to be on Flickr
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IF YOU SPOTTED SPECIES IN MORE THAN ONE PLACE, PLEASE COMPLETE A SEPARATE FORM FOR EACH LOCATION IN TURN. FOLLOW THE LINKS ON THE PAGE AFTER YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE SUBMISSION FOR THIS FIRST LOCATION

Where Was It?

Please click on the map where you saw the species; either by zooming and panning to the location or google search and then click on the map where the orange circle/box appears......this will automatically fill in the required OS grid reference or Lat/Long for you. Alternatively you can enter the grid reference OR Lat/Long directly into the box below.
***Please note by clicking on the "+" symbol on the right of the map you can choose to display a different map style or aerial photo***

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Other Information

PLEASE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Any other comments you have

Your details
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Please note we ask for your details so that we can contact you regarding your species sighting(s), for verification purposes. We shall also use this opportunity to add your email to our mailing list for our Monthly E-bulletin and for occasional correspondence regarding recording, future surveys, ways of getting involved and annual update summaries. We do not use your details for any other purposes, nor do we contact or send you emails for any other reason
If you do not wish us to email you for any other purpose than verification of your species sighting(s), please tell us in the comment box above
**Please see our privacy page below for our data protection policy**

News

Coastal Bioblitz Results Map - click here!!

 

Submit Brecks wildlife records here

The June E-Bulletin ("Biodiversity News in Norfolk"): available to DOWNLOAD NOW (05/07/17)

Download and read no. 65 here. 

You can also fill in our reader survey for the E-bulletin here.

Sign up for our monthly e-bulletin - get the latest biodiversity news by clicking here and sending

A collection of interesting biodiversity news from June (05/07/17) 

Two-headed porpoise caught in fishing net is first ever found
 
River Yare kayak tour gives unique perspective on natural world
 
Large-scale study 'shows neonic pesticides harm bees'
 
Cub photo raises hope for Europe’s rarest and largest wild cat
 
Birds use cigarette butts for chemical warfare against ticks
 
Chris Packham: learning to love slugs will help garden wildlife bloom
 
Frog evolution linked to dinosaur asteroid strike
 

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

    Brandon Country Park Bioblitz, Tuesday 8th August 2017, 10:30-15:00, Brandon Country Park

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