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Branching out

The London Assembly’s Environment Committee released ‘Branching Out – The future of London’s Trees’ in April. Describing the importance of street trees to London’s environment, the report looks at a number of issues surrounding them, including the value placed on them by the public, and, importantly for GiGL, the benefits of having a centralised database…

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News – Issue 8

Tim’s departure We were sad to see Tim Hogg depart for the sandier climes of Devon at the end of April.Tim started out as a GiGL volunteer but quickly became a member of staff and worked in a couple of different roles before becoming GiGL’s Senior Information Officer. During his time with us,Tim did a…

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News – Issue 7

GiGL’s new partners … Four new London boroughs joined the GiGL partnership at the start of the current financial year. A further three are considering signing up to service level agreements. If successful, this would bring the total number of London boroughs in the GiGL partnership to 30 out of a possible 33. These new…

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One million records and counting The glory of becoming GiGL’s millionth record goes to a pignut, recorded by Barn Hill Conservation Group. The lucky pignut was one of nearly 400,000 species records imported to the GiGL database during the 2008/09 financial year. The total number of species records reaching a whopping 1,178,824 by the end…

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There have been a couple of changes to the GiGL team over the summer. Ian Woodward, GiGL’s first Royal Parks Officer has now left to do an MSc. Ian hasn’t escaped GiGL altogether, as he continues to represent the British Trust for Ornithology on our Recorders’ Advisory Group.We wish him all the best with his studies.

We’re pleased to welcome Claudia Watts to our team. Claudia has replaced …

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News – Issue 4

For the past year, The Royal Parks has funded a post within the GiGL team, responsible for the development of a biological records database within the agency. As a result of the first year of this project, the agency now has its own Recorder database with some of its higher priority data already imported and shared with GiGL.The Royal Parks has confirmed that it will continue to fund the post for a further year.

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News – Issue 3

GiGL online www.GiGL.org.uk is now live and already in use by GiGL’s partners and customers. One of the many outputs of last year’s successful Defra/National Biodiversity Network funded project, the website provides a portal for London biodiversity and open space information. Visitors to the website can view existing data at a generalised resolution through the…

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GiGL News

GiGL’s data expansion GiGL’s species database has increased by an incredible 184,000 records since the first edition of the GiGLer in July last year. The sources of these data include London boroughs, London Natural History Society recorders, consultants, the Zoological Society of London, and the Greater London Authority. By collaborating with the Natural History Museum…

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