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BIS Biodiversity Data Officer Job Vacancy

Biodiversity data officer - This post requires someone who has relevant experience of working with databases or a comparable post, and understands the role of LERCs. The successful applicant will have a nature conservation degree (or equivalent) and will be IT literate, with working experience of using biological recording software and GIS. Most importantly, the successful applicant will be a good communicator with good organisational skills and the ability to work to a very high standard

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Added 14/11/2017 11:25


BIS Recorders Forum Tuesday 28th November - BOOK NOW!

This years forum will take place on Tuesday 28th November. If you'd like to book please get in touch - it's free and includes lunch!

The event includes a fantastic range of speakers including our guest speaker Dr Richard Burkmar of the Field Studies Council. At lunchtime there is a free buffet lunch and dispalys and demos on Aderyn and various projects. It's a great opportunity for local recorders to get together, exchange information, share views and for BIS and local wildlife organisations to p

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Added 13/11/2017 16:25


Autumn edition of the BIS Recorders newsletter is out now

In this bumper edition there are exciting articles on ladybirds, Hairy Dragonflies, Pearl-Bordered and Marsh Fritillaries, reviews of 2016 for Breconshire Birds and Brecknock Botany Group along with further ins and outs at BIS and our second Recorder of the Season. On page 19 is the programme for this year’s Recorders Forum on 28th November 2017.


Added 13/11/2017 16:06


Buglife Cymru’s Autumn Oil Beetle Hunt

Last spring Buglife asked for your help in recording oil beetles in Wales, and thanks to your help we now have a much better idea of where these threatened beetles are; we can now use this information to help to protect and enhance the wildflower-rich habitats upon which the beetles rely.

You may have now caught the oil beetle recording ‘bug’ and can’t wait til next spring to get out and look for more beetles. Well, fear not though as this is the time of year that our third and mos

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Added 13/09/2017 10:32


Launch of Aderyn at LERC Wales 10th Anniversary Event

Following the launch of the Aderyn ( Biodiversity Information Reporting Database) public tools in June 2016 additional tools including planning reporting, full partner access and commercial reporting were demonstrated at the LERC Wales 10 yr Anniversary Event. The work of the Local Environmental Records Centres was showcased at University of Wales Trinity St David (UWTSD) on Friday, July 14th 2017.
As well as two guest speakers, (the keynote presented by Andy Middleton, co-founder of the TYF
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Added 25/07/2017 12:04


LERC Wales reaches 10 million records

The 10 millionth record was received by West Wales Information Centre and was a record of Whorled Caraway, the county flower of Camarthenshire. The county can be considered a s the global stronghold of the species.


Added 24/07/2017 15:39


Butterflies of Montgomeryshire 2017 (VC47)

Montgmeryshire is an under recorded area for butterflies and Doug Boyes, county recorder, has prepared a document with information on county butterflies and where to target your recording.   Follow the link to the BIS library.


Added 02/06/2017 10:35


Time to nominate an outstanding biological recorder for the UK

The National Biodiversity Network (NBN) is accepting nominations for the 2017 UK awards to celebrate biological recording and information sharing. There are six categories:

  • Gilbert White Youth Award for terrestrial and freshwater wildlife
  • Gilbert White Adult Award for terrestrial and freshwater wildlife
  • David Robertson Youth Award for marine and coastal wildlife
  • David Robertson Adult Award for marine and coastal wildlife
  • Lynne Farrell Group Award for wildlife recording
  • Adult Newcomer Award
Five short-
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Added 22/05/2017 12:19


ID guide to oil beetles in Wales now available

Buglife have released a simple and informative guide in English and Welsh to help those living in Wales to find and ID oil beetles. Your photographs and records can be submitted via their website, and help contribute towards the conservation of a fascinating but threatened species. ... more


Added 24/04/2017 13:34


NBN Atlas update

NBN Gateway is to close on Friday 31st March to coincide with the release of the NBN Atlas.

‘A summary of some of the important changes this will involve can be found on the NBN website. These changes include the need to re-register for the NBN Atlas, removal of access controls for non-sensitive records, records will be available at public resolution only, any improved access granted through the NBN Gateway will not be transferred over to the NBN Atlas, and all datasets will be associated

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Added 25/04/2017 12:52