Data and reporting
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Information about our local wildlife is essential for us, if we are to identify those species which most urgently require conservation action. This information is gathered by professional ecologists, local naturalist groups and members of the public, and is collected by local biological record centres across the UK. In Nottinghamshire, biodiversity data is held by the Nottinghamshire Biological and Geological Record Centre (NBGRC), which is based at Wollaton Park in Nottingham.
The primary function of the NBGRC is to map the areas within the county that are particularly valuable for wildlife - locally these are known as Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINCs), also known as Local Wildlife Sites. To find out more about these sites and how they are selected, please follow the link below.
If you have made any sightings of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish, plants or fungi then please send these records to the NBGRC at NBGRCG@nottinghamcity.gov.uk providing details of the species you have seen, along with a date of the sighting, the location (with a six figure grid reference if possible), and any other information such as the numbers of animals seen.
To find out more about Visit the NBGRC website.
BARS is an information system that supports the planning, monitoring and reporting requirements of national, local and company Biodiversity Action Plans (BAPs). It also allows users to learn about the progress being made with local and national BAPs.
Partners of Notts Biodiversity Action Group report on their activity towards Local Biodiversity Action Plan targets each year during annual monitoring rounds, which will now use BARS. This process allows the partnership to measure success, identify and address any gaps in work and highlight areas in which partners can work together. This monitoring process allows Notts BAG to report to the UK Biodiversity Action Plan on progress made towards the national BAP targets in the local area.
If you do not have a BARS username, you can still search the BARS database to learn about the status of BAP species and habitats, and the conservation action that is underway.