Wildlife monitoring schemes
GBNNSIP provides leadership, coordination, expert support and underlying infrastructure to identify and verify invasive non-native species (INNS), to record sightings, and to provide an alert system for high priority INNS. UKCEH has led advances that couple citizen science with emerging technology to rapidly improve the quality, quantity and rate of flow of INNS data - for example by introducing online recording through the iRecord website and by developing smartphone apps, such as Asian Hornet Watch, that make it quick and easy for volunteers to report sightings of INNS.
The GBNNSIP was established in 2011. It provides a continuous service to capture data and provide alerts on biological invasions.
GBNNSIP is the only national service collating information on non-native species in Great Britain.
Data and information on invasive non-native species are available through the GBNNSIP: contact Steph Rorke at UKCEH Wallingford. (GBNNSIP data are not currently available through the EIDC.)
The GBNNSIP is co-ordinated at the Biological Records Centre at UKCEH Wallingford and operates across Great Britain.
GBNNSIP is funded by Defra and NERC National Capability LTSS: UK-SCaPE programme
Users of GBNNSIP include: Defra and JNCC (Non-Native Species Strategy; UK Biodiversity Indicator B6 Pressure from Invasive Non-Native Species published annually); EU Invasive Species Directive; plus environmental researchers.
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