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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News

 

*Please note that due to staff annual leave and changes due to maternity leave, there may be a delay in enquiry responses between February and April 2017. Thank you for your patience.* 


 

Submit Brecks wildlife records here

 

The February E-Bulletin ("Biodiversity News in Norfolk"): available to DOWNLOAD NOW (09/03/17)

Download and read no. 62 here. 

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

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A collection of interesting biodiversity news from February (09/03/17)

Marine
 
Banned chemicals persist in deep ocean
 
Deep-sea squid points a big, bulging eye up and a tiny eye down
 
Underwater meadows that protect humans from deadly bacteria in alarming global decline

Terrestrial
 
Bat hibernation: Scottish quest to solve puzzle 
 
Wet summer means less sparrowhawks, say Norfolk conservationists
 
Why are the geese on a pond in King’s Lynn turning white?
 
Norfolk’s area of outstanding natural beauty
 
Naica's crystal caves hold long-dormant life
 
Mysteries of elephant sleep revealed
 
Bumblebees can tell who visited flowers by smelly footprints
 
Winter migration of monarch butterflies to Mexico drops after one-year recovery
 
Plant keeps moths captive inside its fruits for almost a year
 
Orangutan squeaks reveal language evolution, says study
 
Why grey wolves kill less prey when brown bears are around
 
Seeds offer clue to domesticated plants' larger size
 
Huge otter fossil, millions of years old, discovered in China
 
How birds of a feather evolved together
 
Bison return to Banff national park in Canada
 
Endangered antelope 'may be wiped out'
 

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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