Environment Agency Rare and Protected Species Records
Protected species and invasive species records collected through Environment Agency survey, including from; BIOSYS database - invertebrate, plant and algal monitoring from marine and freshwater, the National Fish Population Database - fish monitoring, and ad-hoc records from surveys at local offices. Currently not including records for fresh water pearl mussel. Please help us to improve our species records by reporting any errors you find within this dataset to email@example.com
The invasive records are a subset of those we collect, ones wit greatest impact to our work. In future we hope to include all invasive species records we collect.
The records cover England. There is a bias towards rivers as this is where the Environment Agency carries out routine monitoring. Wetland sites are also targeted to give cover to areas where we are most likely to have an impact.
Species records are capruted by the Environment Agency for many purposes; from monitoring water quality and fish populations, to investigating opportunities for creating biodiverse habitat.
Our confidence is High. Each record has been provided either as part of a survey where the surveyor was professional, trained or validated by Biodiversity staff.
Records are collected by a variety of methods; these include targeted survey for particular species, standardised sampling methods for many species, sightings made during field work. There are many records collected in partnership - in general our partners incorporate jointly owned records into their datasets and load them to NBN Atlas.
Environment Agency ([Insert year of upload]). Environment Agency Rare and Protected Species Records. Occurrence dataset on the NBN Atlas
Looking up... the number of records that can be accessed through the NBN Atlas. This resource was last checked for updated data on 09 Dec 2020. The most recent data was published on 09 Dec 2020.Click to view records for the Environment Agency Rare and Protected Species Records resource.