Local Biodiversity Data Virtual Symposium

Virtual (via Zoom)
Wednesday 17 January 2024, 10:00
Wednesday 17 January 2024, 13:00

This 3-hour virtual symposium is a partnership between the Biological Recording Company and Association of Local Environment Record Centres, with the aim of showcasing the importance of local biodiversity data and promoting Local Environmental Record Centre services.

Local biodiversity data can include a range of different types of data. Species occurrence datasets enable us to map where species are present and can be used to look at population trends and changes in distribution over time. Habitat mapping and details of its condition are vital for producing Local Nature Recovery Strategies and informing Biodiversity Net Gain. The planning system, wildlife site designation, infrastructure planning and conservation projects are all reliant on local biodiversity data if we are to make evidence-based decisions that provide the maximum benefits for people AND nature.

Local Environmental Record Centres (LERCs) are the gateway to local biodiversity data. LERCs bring together habitat, sites (including non -statutory sites of local importance) and species data for the areas they cover, and undertake a considerable amount of work to ensure that the data held is up-to-date, accurate and robust. Some hold natural capital and other relevant environmental data sets to deliver geodiversity and green infrastructure services. This enables LERCs to provide a wide range of biodiversity data services to local authorities, environmental government agencies, businesses and environmental NGOs.

The Local Biodiversity Data Virtual Symposium will enable LERCs and their partners to share their experiences and case studies for using local biodiversity data to support the natural world and promote healthy local ecosystems.

Booking Fee: Non-professionals £10, Professionals £20

For more information and to book, please visit:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/712837876277

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