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Aims of the Federation

  • Encourage biological recording in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and maintain and enhance its quality.
  • Improve and help to direct recording effort, focusing that effort where necessary and encouraging structured recording schemes with appropriate methodologies.
  • Encourage verification, validation, evaluation, refereeing and the curation of specimens.
  • Establish efficient, clear, reciprocal data handling protocols between individuals and other appropriate organisations.
  • Encourage the provision of data for a wide range of individuals and organisations, and its future dissemination by seminars, workshops and publications (including electronic forms), subject to maintaining appropriate levels of confidentiality for the handling of sensitive information.
  • Ensure that recorders have access to their own data and that county and district recorders have access to all records for their taxonomic group.
  • Ensure that recorders get nominal credit for their work and that record data should not be sold on for profit without payment to the recorder.
  • Encourage as broad a taxonomic coverage as is appropriate for ecological audits at appropriate seasons, if possible with the results made available for recording schemes.
  • Encourage the appraisal of the biota of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in an international context by building links with groups and individuals, particularly within the Atlantic Arc.
  • Generate funding for biological recording within the region.
  • Where possible, support groups and individuals in the publication of their work.







Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation for Biological Recorders