Environment Agency Rare and Protected Species Records
Protected 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on how the protected species data set is used for screening permits please read EA NBN News article.
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.
Prior to 2009, impacts on protected species, of permits and projects, were considered at local offices. Since 2009 a national system screens protected species sensitive to lower impact permits a^?? and requires a national data set for them a^?? of which this is one part. Screening is carried out using on all protected species EA is given access to.
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 a^?? in general our partners incorporate jointly owned records into their datasets and load them to NBN Gateway.
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Looking up... the number of records that can be accessed through the NBN Atlas. This resource was last checked for updated data on 17 Jul 2019. The most recent data was published on 17 Jul 2019.Click to view records for the Environment Agency Rare and Protected Species Records resource.
Metadata last updated on 2019-07-17 19:56:14.0