Hampshire’s natural heritage embraces a rich diversity of habitats and species, many of which are listed in the UK and Hampshire Biodiversity Action Plans. Information on these habitats and species are held in a variety of formats by an equally diverse range of organisations and individuals, much of it inaccessible to the residents of Hampshire and beyond. The Hampshire Biodiversity Information Centre Partnership wanted to mobilise this information and make it more widely available. It would also like to encourage greater participation in the recording of Hampshire’s wildlife and engage more people with biodiversity at a variety of levels.
The production of an IT development plan was required before a full bid could be made to the Heritage Grants Programme.
The work involved liaising with a wide range of contributors all with their own perspective and the production of a workable costed plan to a tight deadline.
Further information from Mike Lush.