Land Management & Practical Conservation
The case studies on this page highlight how the NBN is being used to help with land management and practical conservation work.
Click on one of the links below to find out more.
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority wanted to use data from the NBN Gateway for a Biodiversity Species Audit of the National Park.
Use of the NBN Gateway for Journal of Applied Ecology paper
The NBN Gateway has recently been used as one of the resources in compiling a paper for the Journal of Applied Ecology - "The biodiversity audit approach challenges regional priorities and identifies a mismatch in conservation"
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Environmental Records Centre
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Environmental Records Centre is involved in a project to describe the biodiversity present within the Fenland National Character Area. The final report will set out land management plans for species assemblages based around the analysis conducted.
NBN High Level Stewardship Tool
The NBN High Level Stewardship tool demonstrates how data from the NBN Gateway can be used to help non specialists make better conservation decisions.
Pond Conservation Trust
Pond Conservation Trust have created an online interactive map powered by the NBN Gateway to help target pond creation in the best places to help our most threatened pond wildlife.
Use of NBN Gateway data for RSPB reserve management
RSPB has been reviewing data from the NBN Gateway to help identify new species found on its reserves, in order to help its team manage the habitats in an informed way.
Are you interested in using the NBN tools or data for land management and practical conservation? If so, the following points will be a helpful start point.
The NBN Gateway Terms & Conditions must be followed in all cases.
Some of the key points relating to this type of use of NBN data are:
You must credit the data providers
You must reference the data and maps correctly and appropriately
You should refer to the dataset metadata for full information on access rights
You may not have full access to all the datasets relating to a specific query. Your level of access is always shown in the list of datasets that the query returns. You are STRONGLY ADVISED to seek improved access by selecting the relevant datasets and then clicking to request improved access.
You must only reproduce information or maps at the resolution available to a non-registered user of the NBN Gateway, i.e. you cannot reproduce information if you have been granted improved access without the written permission of the data provider
If you are aware of any misuse of data please let us know by reporting here.