|Department||Infrastructure, Housing and Environment|
|Type of consultation||Other|
|Deadline for comments||18/09/2010|
About the consultation
A local biological record centre (LRC) is a local facility for the storage, validation and usage of biological data. It collects, collates, manages and breaks down information of known quality relating to the wildlife, wildlife sites and habitats of a defined geographical area.
By bringing a variety of environmental information together and interpreting it, an overall picture of the status and distribution of different habitats and species becomes apparent. If this information is collected systematically over time, real changes in the health of Jersey's biodiversity can be monitored and accurately assessed.
Ideally, information on the distribution and status of wildlife should form the evidence base for all decisions related to nature conservation. This includes target setting, planning and monitoring outcomes. In recent years the nature conservation sector has been encouraged to develop a more planned and strategic approach to conservation activities, driven by Jersey's Biodiversity Strategy and accompanying Biodiversity Action Plans (BAP).
Both nationally and locally there is an increasing requirement to deliver and report on key biodiversity targets on both designated sites and in the wider countryside.
The information held plays a fundamental role in ensuring that important areas for biodiversity are taken into account when considering plans for new developments or change of land use. The States has legal responsibilities for regulating activities that may harm the natural environment, particularly where they might affect habitats, sites or species that are protected under local, national and international legislation.
Online local biological record centre questionnaire
Download local biological record centre questionnaire (size 132kb)
Download local biological record centre - scoping and options document (size 135kb)
How to submit comments to the consultation
You can submit your comments by:
- completing the online questionnaire
- downloading, printing out and returning the paper questionnaire to the research ecologist