Suffolk's Biological Data Centre

Suffolk Biodiversity Information Service is Suffolk's biological data centre, we have a database with over 6 million records. 
We collate, manage and share species and site data to help inform better decisions and actions to benefit Suffolk's wildlife.

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WANTED: Archive Volunteers, Ipswich

Come to the Hold in Ipswich and help us determine whether sites identified as potential ancient woodland or ancient wood pasture and parkland appear on historic maps.

2024 dates

  • Monday 22nd April
  • Wednesday 1st May
  • Monday 13th May
  • Monday 20th May
  • Wednesday 29th May
  • Monday 3rd June
  • Monday 10th June
  • Monday 17th June
  • Monday 24th June… more

Biodiversity Net Gain

The government has updated the timetable for Mandatory BNG, which was set to commence in November 2023. Developers in England will now be required to deliver 10% “Biodiversity Net Gain” from January 2024 onwards when building new housing, industrial or commercial developments, meaning by law they must deliver a net positive for the local environment, for example, by creating new habitats and green spaces. Biodiversity Net Gain for… more

Our Flickr gallery - Suffolk Wildlife Photos

To contribute please join our Flickr Group. See a map of our photos Click here

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