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From Darwin to Deptford

Matt Davies and Lauren Alexander, GiGL’s data team, give an overview of GiGL’s data holdings and the process of inputting and extracting information from the database. GiGL may be ten years old, but the records that GiGL holds cover a much broader time span, dating from 1843 (Charles Darwin, Down House) to May 2006 (Jo…

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The view from here – The London Natural History Society

John Swindells, LNHS. The London Natural History Society has been collecting natural history records since its early days in the mid nineteenth century. Currently, its 22 recorders cover most groups of plants and animals. The Society’s recording effort has resulted in several significant publications over the years, most notably, one-off volumes on London’s flora, butterflies,…

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Wildlife Online

In this first issue of The GIGLer, we’ve followed GiGL from humble roots to its current position – the recognised one-stop-shop for greenspace information in London. So what does the future hold for GiGL? Trevor James, NBN Development Officer gives us a glimpse of things to come. The National Biodiversity Network is a new and…

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