The Essex Wildlife Trust Biological Records Centre database now holds over half a million records!
A Guide to Marine licensing has been published on the Gov.uk website, aimed at helping to explain the marine licensing process to Local Planning Authorities.
The Association for Local Environmental Records Centres (ALERC) has published updated guidance on accessing biodiversity information.
The information is aimed at Local Authorities and other data users and outlines what information is needed for Local Authorities to comply with their statutory duties, and what information is available.
The guidance can be accessed via ALERc's website here.
Essex Wildlife Trust volunteer George Catchpole has been shortlisted in two categories at the 2017 UK Awards for Biological Recording and Information Sharing, the David Robertson Award for Marine and Coastal wildlife and the Gilbert White award for terrestrial and freshwater wildlife.
A confirmed record for the Asian Hornet has been found in Devon by the National Bee unit.