the GiGLer

The newsletter of Greenspace Information of Greater London CIC

Issue 9

Branding GiGL. Brand new GiGLer

Welcome to the 9th edition of the GiGLer and the first version of our new ‘iGiGLer’.

In this issue, we have moved away from PDF files, a sophisticated way of delivering information back in 2006, to this new web-based format. The new iGiGLer will enable us to better communicate what we do. It houses all archive articles, providing a valuable resource of information on our services, partners and data holdings.

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A day in the afterlife

My connection with GiGL began with Ian Holt, the then warden of Sydenham Hill Wood, in 2006. In order to make the most of my baby boomer final salary pension I was planning to retire from my job as Librarian at the Horniman Museum where Ian was based. As I told Ian, I was looking for some good works to amuse myself and (no doubt) make work for others …

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Spaced Out

Along with providing information on species and habitats, GiGL also holds a great deal of information on Greater London’s open spaces.

We are currently working to enhance the coverage, quality and quantity of open space information available and produce a comprehensive …

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London Invasive Species Initiative

The London Invasive Species Initiative (LISI) is a newly formed group under the London Biodiversity Partnership, which aims to co-ordinate action to prevent, control and eradicate invasive non-native species in London.

LISI was formed in response to national policy initiatives seeking a co-ordinated national approach …

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Park it

The Royal Parks cover approximately 5,000 acres, making an enormously important contribution to open space and wildlife habitats in the capital.

Such a wide area means that there is a lot of wildlife to be recorded. The Royal Parks’ data currently account for nearly 10% of …

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Finance overview

We describe ourselves as a not-for-profit partnership, but what exactly does that mean? Our income that covers our running costs comes from two key sources – our partners who pay annually for access to GiGL partnership data and related services via a service level agreement, and our customers, who pay on a case by case basis for access to …

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