Isle of Man historical wildlife records 1995 to 1999
This dataset comprises historical wildlife records, from a wide variety of sources, recorded before 1990. The records were collated separately by the three main partners: Manx National Heritage (MNH), Manx Wildlife Trust (MWT) and Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture, Isle of Man Government (DEFA). These databases were merged in 2012. There may be some duplicates.
VC 71 Isle of Man and its territorial waters to 12 miles. May include marine records beyond the 12 miles. Resolution may only be at the level of 'Isle of Man' but is usually better and often includes a location name.
The purpose for the collection of this data has been to gather information for the use of the three main partners (Manx Wildlife Trust, Manx National Heritage and the Isle of Man Governement) to carry out their functions in protecting the natural environment of the Isle of Man. Avian records are managed comprehensively by Manx Birdlife http://manxbirdlife.im although this dataset does contain some bird records.
Confidence in this data has to be described is relatively low because of the nature of the historical records. Nevertheless care has been taken to ensure accuracy wherever possible.
Most MBRP records have come from expert determiners and experienced naturalists but a systematic species verification process has only carried out for some taxonomic groups. This work is ongoing. MBRP relies on both the honesty and accuracy of recorders, but cannot rule out instances of either deliberate or accidental misidentification.
Records which did not pass the validation checks in NBN Export Format Addin during export from Recorder6 have not been included.
All records in this dataset have passed the NBN Record Cleaner validation but <3% of records did not pass verification.
Data is derived from a variety of sources, herbarium specimens, publications, recording cards/paper and individual reports. All our records are collated into a networked Recorder6 (dictionary version 3B) database.
Manx Biological Recording Partnership (2020). Isle of Man historical wildlife records 1995 to 1999
The main survey carried out in this time period was the Phase 2 Habitat. Others include Hillland, Terrestrial Coastal, River Corridor, Road verge, Lizards, Invertebrate, Larch Garrad's Exotic plants surveys and Intertidal Phases I and II by MNCT/CMACS/PEML. Much work was carried out by Larch Garrad for BSBI Atlas 2000 plus several species group collections and casual records.
The majority of records have a full date
Please refer to the websites of the three main partner organistions: Manx Wildlife Trust http://www.manxwt.org.uk/; Manx National Heritage http://www.manxnationalheritage.im/; Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture https://www.gov.im/about-the-government/departments/environment-food-and-agriculture/wildlife/. See also http://www.manxbiodiversity.org/.
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