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National accreditation for DBRC's survey team

Added: 21st August 2018

Devon Biodiversity Records Centres two Survey Officers Phil Sansum and Alex Worsley, recently underwent the nationally recognised Field Identification Skills Certificate (FISC) test, which is designed to determine your botanical skill level on a scale from 1 to 5, with 6 being awarded in only exceptional cases. This test...

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Data access – DBRC position statement

Added: 14th November 2017

This paper provides an introduction to, and sets out DBRC’s current position on the topic of data access, dealing specifically with the free / open data movement in relation to our current operating model.  This is specifically relevant since the launch of the NBN Atlas, its introduction of Creative Commons...

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DBRC data searches

Added: 25th May 2017

We are making a change to our data search service, starting from 30/05/2017  DBRC’s data holdings have continued to grow, and we now have over 4.5 million species records now accessible to our partners, stakeholders and clients.  This has been achieved with support from a wide range of local and national specialist groups, and individuals recorders...

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DBRC volunteer opportunity

Added: 9th March 2017

DBRC volunteer opportunity

DBRC is offering a volunteer opportunity for four to six months with a focus on offering training and experience in a range of desk based skills, including elements of project management. This role is highly suitable to individuals who wish to work in the ecology and conservation sector and want to...

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Otter survey volunteers wanted for Yarner wood

Added: 8th March 2017

Otter survey volunteers wanted for Yarner wood

Albert Knott, Reserves Manager for Yarner Wood, Dartmoor NNRs  is looking for volunteers at Yarner wood to survey for otters and he has asked us to pass on this message: “At East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve, a committed group of volunteers has been monitoring otters for the last three years plus....

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Willow tit survey training day

Added: 16th January 2017

Willow tit survey training day

DBRC specialist officer Fiona Freshney and DBRC willow tit volunteers Louise Treneman and Angelique McBride helped to run a successful willow tit survey training day on Saturday along with Devon birds and Devon Wildlife Trust at Meeth Quarry nature reserve. More than 30 volunteers were trained up in how to survey...

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