Posts by Valerie Selby

LISI Update

It is with no small sense of frustration that when LISI’s funding ended earlier this year, we were unable to secure further external funding to maintain Karen’s role as project manager in the long term. Karen has had to leave us for pastures new whilst the wider LISI business group consider our next steps.

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Interview, Valerie Selby

GiGL’s Board of Directors are central to our work and our success. Their commitment and expertise helps guide GiGL and keeps us moving forward and developing. Here, Valerie Selby, Chair of the Board of Directors, steps up to the plate and volunteers to be our first Director interviewee.

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Editorial – Issue 7

I’d like to introduce myself as the new chair of the GIGL Steering Group. I have been involved with GIGL from the outset, representing the London Boroughs Biodiversity Forum (LBBF) on the Steering Group, as well as contributing my own professional viewpoint as the Biodiversity Manager forWandsworth. I hope to continue to provide an understanding…

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The view from here

Like all borough biodiversity officers, I require access to reliable species information for many aspects of my work including strategic and development planning. A variety of people will expect me to be able to tell them what lives where in the borough, the moment that I pick up the phone to them. Yet many biodiversity officers inherit what information we have in various forms – paper notes, spreadsheets etc – from a variety of sources. These can be hard to collate at short notice. Equally, our records are often incomplete.

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