The origins of this document date back to an audit carried out in May 2003, with John Goldsmith (the Biological Records Officer at the time), Pat Lorber, and the then Biodiversity Co-ordinator, Paul Wilkinson. A table was produced charting the required elements for an audit, including the number of records and other possible sources of new information, which has been updated as new records were obtained and added into the database.
The task was continued by Pat Lorber, particularly once the new BAP list, adding hundreds of species, was published in June 2007. Chris Jones undertook the revision for the invertebrates, fish and marine mammals, and undertook some analysis work. Scott Perkin reviewed the draft extensively, added the Norfolk Action Plans, and as always contributed useful suggestions.
The County Recorders were consulted and many made substantial contributions, which are very much appreciated. Their specialist knowledge adds greatly to the usefulness of the document.