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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 May (02/06/17)

Marine

Whales reached huge size only recently
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-40032372

Hear the roar of the lionfish recorded for the first time
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2130815-hear-the-roar-of-the-lionfish-recorded-for-the-first-time/#.WRl58WZeWvc.twitter

‘Faceless’ fish rediscovered in Australian waters – video report
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/video/2017/may/31/faceless-fish-rediscovered-in-australian-waters-video-report?CMP=share_btn_tw

Terrestrial

UK first as rare black-winged stilts choose Welney Wetland Centre as breeding ground
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/uk-first-as-rare-black-winged-stilts-choose-welney-wetland-centre-as-breeding-ground-1-5041073?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

Birdwatchers flock to Orkney to catch glimpse of American blackbird
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/01/birdwatchers-flock-orkney-catch-glimpse-american-red-winged-blackbird?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Coralroot, a rare beauty among the old graves
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/15/coralroot-rare-beauty-graves-hampshire-country-diary?CMP=share_btn_tw

All three chicks at Cairngorms osprey nest die
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-39997931

Lions face same threats as extinct Ice Age cats - study
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39883432

Identity of famous baby dinosaur fossil revealed
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39857696

Pink weevil spreads its wings to prepare for rainforest take-off
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23431230-200-pink-weevil-spreads-its-wings-to-prepare-for-rainforest-takeoff/#.WQnsC32Gpe8.twitter

Crab invasion in the Bay of Pigs in Cuba – in pictures
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2017/may/03/crab-invasion-in-the-bay-of-pigs-cuba-in-pictures?CMP=share_btn_tw

Polar bears shift from seals to bird eggs as Arctic ice melts
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2130821-polar-bears-shift-from-seals-to-bird-eggs-as-arctic-ice-melts/#.WRl6J1hBnd4.twitter

Scientists have worked out why flamingos stand on one leg
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/05/24/scientists-have-worked-flamingos-stand-one-leg/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw

Turtle disaster avoided with roadkill rescue
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40088879

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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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