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The latest community update from the BBNP.
The first official red list for mammals has been compiled by the Mammal
Society. It's sobering reading with 11 of the 47 native mammals at
imminent risk of extinction.
There is a separate list for Wales, click below. There's more information on the Mammal Society website.
NRW have published this list following IUCN Regional Guidelines, compiled from a wide range of data-sets including NRW monitoring data, citizen science and previous projects
The latest INNS newletter details the latest on non-native invasives. This edition includes articles on a Crassula biological control trial in Llanelli and the Living Wales Reseach Project along with events coming up later in the year.
The newly launched Wales Moth List has an impressive 1836 species that have been recorded in Wales. Of these 697 species have been recorded in all 13 Welsh vice-counties.
George Tordoff of Butterfly Conservation said 'I’d like
to express my deep gratitude to the County Moth Recorders of Wales. With a list
of this size there will almost inevitably be some errors; if you do spot any
then please me know.'
A new report by renowned insect expert Dave Goulsen commissioned by the South West Wildlife Trusts. It explains why insects declines are of serious concern and suggests measures to address the decline.
Following the launch of the Nature Recovery Action Plan for the Brecon Beacons National Park at the Welsh
Show, it is now available to view online or download as a pdf. The Plan
is intended to guide the work of the BBNP Local Nature Partnership, a
new collaboration which is open to all who want to contribute. View and
download your copy here or click below.
West Wales Biodiversity Information Centre newsletter for May 2019 is available from the link below. It's full of informative articles and useful information for recorders.
The latest issue of the NFBR (National Forum for Biological Recording) contains a feature about BIS. Turn to page 20!
The Colliery Spoil
Biodiversity Initiative recently published a valuable report
highlighting the conservation value of colliery spoil sites. This habitat type
can be found throughout south east Wales, and supports a wide range of
endangered and rare species.