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London’s Priority Species

Over 15,000 different species have been recorded in London so identifying a smaller number of priority species allows conservation efforts to be focused towards those species that need help the most. London’s priority species are those we share our city with that are national priorities for conservation and those that are believed to be declining in London or beyond…

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Show & Tell: Species Alert Layers

Approximately 18% of planning applications in London are for sites that are home to, or that potentially affect protected species or habitats. Only 1.2% of planning applicants actually request a GiGL data search to find out if protected species have been recorded within their area of influence. Previous observation …

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Recording Analysed 

Records centres like GiGL can do more with biological records than you may imagine. Collation and provision of data and data products is, of course, very important. However, analysis of existing records can also inform future recording efforts.

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