Waarnemingen.be - Butterfly occurrences in Flanders and the Brussels Capital Region, Belgium

Waarnemingen.be - Butterfly occurrences in Flanders and the Brussels Capital Region, Belgium is a species occurrence dataset published by Natuurpunt and described (v1.4) in Maes et al. 2016 (https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.585.8019). The dataset contains close to 900,000 butterfly occurrences of 68 naturally occurring species (native, vagrant or migrant species), recorded by volunteers (citizen scientists), mainly since 2008. The occurrences are derived from the database http://www.waarnemingen.be, hosted at the nature conservation NGO Natuurpunt in collaboration with Stichting Natuurinformatie. Together with the dataset Maes et al. (2016, https://doi.org/10.15468/njgbmh), the dataset represents the most complete overview of butterflies in Flanders and the Brussels Capital Region (north Belgium). Generalized and/or withheld information: location information is generalized to 5 x 5 km² Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) grid cells. Observer name, exact XY-coordinates, toponyms, and photographs are not included in the published dataset, but are known in the source database. To allow anyone to use this dataset, we have released the data to the public domain under a Creative Commons Zero waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/). We would appreciate however, if you read and follow these norms for data use (http://www.natuurpunt.be/normen-voor-datagebruik) and provide a link to the original dataset (https://doi.org/10.15468/ezfbee) whenever possible. If you use these data for a scientific paper, please cite the dataset following the applicable citation norms and/or consider us for co-authorship. We are always interested to provide more information or know how you have used the data, so please contact us via the contact information provided in the metadata or natuurdata@natuurpunt.be. The publication of this dataset was supported by the INBO as part of the Flemish contribution to LifeWatch.

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Additional Info

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Source http://www.gbif.org/dataset/1f968e89-ca96-4065-91a5-4858e736b5aa
Last Updated May 16, 2018, 12:10 (Europe/Brussels)
Created May 16, 2018, 12:10 (Europe/Brussels)
Dataset type OCCURRENCE
Source DarwinCore Archive https://data.inbo.be/ipt/archive.do?r=dagvlinders-natuurpunt-occurrences
Dataset website http://www.waarnemingen.be
GBIF UUID 1f968e89-ca96-4065-91a5-4858e736b5aa
Administrative contact Marc Herremans - Diensthoofd Natuurpunt Studie - marc.herremans@natuurpunt.be
Metadata author Wouter Vanreusel - Celhoofd cel netwerken & data - wouter.vanreusel@natuurpunt.be