'CityWildlife is the place for wildlife in Brighton & Hove...'

... is this the website you expected to see?

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Or the later one perhaps?

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If you are looking for the CityWildlife website, originally covering the Brighton and Hove area on England's south coast, this is now all that remains!

Losing the website, and then the Domain Name is symptomatic of a system which does not genuinely care about nature conservation.

   Over 7000 species records were supplied by unpaid people across Brighton & Hove.

      They trusted  CityWildlife  to safeguard those records and use them wisely.  

By 2014 it was clear that all the records were unavailable from a dysfunctional website. And even worse, it was not possible to recover this massive amount of data from the CityWildlife database manager. Several requests were made, and each time it was the same answer: "Our ICT section are tied up on other work" ...  in other words they did not treat it as a high priority to recover this dataset.  A far cry from the claim of CityWildlife being 'the one stop shop'

Please leave comments on the CityWildlife project below.  It is too late to change the situation for the better now, but we can at least record our views. And perhaps even 'learn lessons' for the future.

QUESTION:  "I can see there was resistance to sharing the wildlife information with locals, but where are the wildlife sites now?"

A:  It is difficult to find out easily, which is a sad state of affairs.  This link will give you locations for the known areas with nature importance.

updated:  October 2018

What do you think?  Please add comments here...

22/06/17  Fred
Why are our elected Councillors and well paid staff unable to facilitate even most basic of projects? Just yet another example of the Biosphere label so actively sought by the council completely failing in its ability to retain a sustainably led approach.
Even the awful BiosphereHere.org.uk branded website no longer works!
 1/08/17  rachel what a waste of time so green council isnt really green 
 6/11/17  Andy Evans What happened to biosphere? This was all over the local news last year but has just gone. All run out of money with austerity is my guess.
 18/01/18  Hove Mamma seagulls! LOL!!!!!!!!!
 1/05/18  Dr Seagull the national park is meant to look after natue so why is land inside hove kept for it as well. with no place for students or young people to live we now go to portsalde and worthing. prioritys all wrong at brighton council!!! 
 21/10/20 Green GeorgiaAMAZING WORK! The map is brilliant. Can I copy it? Scary warning above

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