APPENDIX V : Reviews of Individual records & Series of records

Requirements for reviewing an individual record

We would not reconsider a record unless there is new information which may affect the original decision.

We would not consider ‘retrospective information’. This includes drawings done several weeks/months after the original sighting, or citing the observer’s subsequent experience of the species

We would not reconsider a record at the suggestion of a third party if they refuse to put information on paper or insist on anonymity. The identity of third parties will be treated confidentially.

Reasons for review of a series of records

These are usually brought about because:

New knowledge about identification criteria for a species or confusion species has been published

New knowledge about an observer has come to light and a review of that persons’ records may be required.

There has been a change in the occurrence pattern of a species which throws doubt on earlier records

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