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It takes a team to create a report

…uires us to understand as much as we can about the data; how it should be stored, managed, used, but more importantly understanding where the data comes from. We often request our partners and consultants to help us get a better idea of how the data is collected by shadowing them on their surveys: phase 1 habitat surveys, open space surveys, species recording, to name a few. Understanding how the data is collected on site ensures our datasets and…

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GiGl Contacts

…and community groups, as well as carrying out work with students that wish to use GiGL data for research projects. At times he focuses on internal species database work, core projects and runs the GiGL social media accounts.Contact Ben if you are a student, recorder or member of the public interested in making use of GiGL’s environmental data. Chloë Smith Partnership Manager Primary contact for new Service Level Agreement Partners and project deve…

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Show & Tell: SINCs and the City – how nature is protected in the urban landscape

…otect such areas are Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINCs) – non-statutory designated sites that are recognised for the important habitats they support. Due to the habitat survey programme that ran from the mid-1980s to 2009, and ongoing reviews conducted by local boroughs, there are now over 1600 SINCs that form a comprehensive network of wildlife sites, protecting urban biodiversity and providing a valuable opportunity for people i…

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Joy of Recording: Does watching and recording wildlife make a difference?

…erve and enhance its existence. So, go spot those goldfinch, whether in your garden or local park, and join in with a recording scheme. Email your results to the lovely team at GiGL – you will be doing yourself and the wildlife of London a favour! If you’d like to know more, please visit our website www.barbicanwildlifegarden.org or follow us on Twitter @BarbicanWLG. With thanks to Debbie Lee (BTO) and Leanne Martin and colleagues of Plymouth Univ…

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LERCs: it’s not always about data

…d information from 23 London Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) in relation to how biodiversity is taken into account in the planning process. The aim of the project was to support planning authorities to achieve better outcomes for biodiversity. We organised a training event for LPA staff, with sessions on legislation and London focused policies, biodiversity data in the planning process, common triggers for further ecological investigation, ecolo…

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Privacy Policy

…he point of data submission, a recorder name and a determiner name may be stored with a biological record. If you are submitting records on behalf of somebody else, please only submit the record if they are comfortable with their name forming part of the record. We will attach a name to submitted photos so that if they are used we can credit you. c) Sensitive personal data We do not normally collect or store sensitive personal data (such as inform…

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Privacy Policy

…he point of data submission, a recorder name and a determiner name may be stored with a biological record. If you are submitting records on behalf of somebody else, please only submit the record if they are comfortable with their name forming part of the record. We will attach a name to submitted photos so that if they are used we can credit you. c) Sensitive personal data We do not normally collect or store sensitive personal data (such as inform…

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Where are our wastelands?

…lan, the London Biodiversity Partnership and the London boroughs will need to know the location of existing and potential wasteland sites in London in order to meet these targets; and to report back on regional progress toward targets outlined in the new UK BAP, catchily titled ‘open mosaic habitats on previously developed land’. Identifying these dynamic sites is further complicated by the fact that there is no single, universally-accepted defini…

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Data for Research

…earch and with a copy of their final project. If you are a student wishing to use this special data access service, please fill out our student form with details of your course, project and requirements. Principles of Data Supply for Academic Purposes In cases when we are able to supply students and researchers with data free of charge, the fundamental principal is to make available as much information as possible to assist in the completion of ap…

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Planning for Biodiversity’s Future

…ficient as they could be. Is there sufficient access to data and knowledge to know which species should be assessed? If we had better more up to date data about things such as flood risk, habitats, species, and air quality could we design plans for sustainable new projects and developments more effectively and efficiently than we do now?…” Figure shows the range of enquiry numbers received by ALERC member LERCs in 2015 We know there are a lot of d…

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