Rotherham Biological Records Centre - Non-sensitive Records from all taxonomic groups
This dataset is part of a pilot project of Yorkshire and Humber Environmental Data Network (YHEDN) to mobilise LRC data and Naturalist data from our region more widely.
The data has been collated into 2 datasets for NBN (Sensitive and non-sensitive species) with the original survey name as an attribute. More detailed meta-data can be obtained for individual surveys on request from the centre.
Currently Sensitive species includes all bats, badgers and all birds of prey.
Some data has been excluded altogether from these datasets until such time as we can clarify our authority to distribute it but this can be obtained directly from the LRC.
Records fall only within the Rotherham metropolitan borough boundary
Records originally collected as an information resource for Rotherham Museum, subsequently developed for land management, conservation and planning uses.
RBRC works as part of the Yorkshire and Humber Environmental Data Network to support local land management decision making and to develop baseline information to support things like Climate Change Action Planning.
Yorkshire and Humber Environmental Data Network is working to develop common practices to assess confidence and to validate and verify data as part of national initiatives looking at the same issues.
Data is validated using NBN Record Cleaner and some records with erroneous grid references corrected. Where necessary and/or possible records are referred for verification to naturalists with appropriate expertise
The majority of records are submitted by experienced naturalists and 'difficult' species have been checked verbally or entered as aggregates.
Mainly anecdotal records from local naturalists supplemented by some dedicated surveys.
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