Local stakeholders gathered to share information on their data needs at the first Norfolk stakeholder workshop, on 7th November. The workshop kicked off with Norfolk partners introducing BID-REX and how the project fits in with previous work that Norfolk County Council and the University of East Anglia have done.

Stakeholder involvement is integral to the success of BID-REX, helping partners identify how best to reinforce the link between high quality, relevant biodiversity data and conservation decision-making. Members of the Norfolk stakeholder group include the: Norfolk Biodiversity Information Service; Norfolk Non-Native Species Initiative; Forestry Commission; Broads Authority; Association of Local Environmental Record Centres; Natural England; and the University of East Anglia.