Lords Select Committee discusses importance of local biodiversity data
You were a great source of support when Natural England decided to terminate funding agreements with local environmental record centres, in February last year. So I thought you might be interested to know that questions were raised on this
subject yesterday in the
Lords Select Committee on the Natural Environment & Rural Communities Act 2006, following submission of written evidence on this subject from the Association of Local Environmental Record Centres (here)
and other organisations.
It’s very encouraging for us here at Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre to know that this issue is being discussed at the highest levels. It’s difficult to know at this stage what the outcome might be, but we will continue to advocate for
using the best available biodiversity data and information to inform planning, policy and decision-making. And that includes all the high quality data that you – the Sussex biological recording community – choose to share with SxBRC.
Thanks again for your support, it hasn’t gone unnoticed.
Clare Blencowe BRC Manager Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre http://sxbrc.org.uk | 01273 497521
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