Biodiversity Information Service for Powys & Brecon Beacons National Park
Biodiversity Information Service for Powys & BBNP
Biodiversity Information Service
BIS is one of four Local Environmental Record Centres covering Wales.
BIS provides a means to ensure that the best possible use is made of wildlife records - and that they directly contribute to the protection of wildlife.
Welcome to our links page. Below you will find links to partner organisations, local wildlife groups and other related organisations.
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Life on Earth is astonishingly diverse, with the total number of living
species estimated somewhere between a staggering 5 and 30 million. With
the rate of species extinction in excess of 1,000 times the ‘natural’
rate, conservation efforts for the world’s mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish, invertebrates, fungi, plants and algae, as well as numerous other organisms, have never been more vital.
B-Lines are an imaginative and beautiful solution to the problem of the loss of
flowers and pollinators. The B-Lines are a series of ‘insect pathways’
running through our countryside and towns, along which we are restoring
and creating a series of wildflower-rich habitat stepping stones. They
link existing wildlife areas together, creating a network, like a
railway, that will weave across the British landscape. This will provide
large areas of brand new habitat benefiting bees and butterflies– but
also a host of other wildlife.
The landscape and wildlife are part of an ecosystem that provide us
with fresh water, food and fuel as well as income from tourism and
opportunities for leisure, recreation and education. As a local
authority our activities have a direct impact on species and habitats,
such as managing publicly-owned land, planning for local housing and
maintaining and improving the road network. So we have a significant
role to play in conserving biodiversity.
As well as continually improving the way we manage work that affects
species and habitats, we are also actively involved in partnership
projects. This includes those designed to achieve targets in the Powys Local Biodiversity Action Plan
and by supporting communities as part of the Powys Environmental
Partnership (PEP). PEP works to enhance the environment for the people
of Powys as outlined in the One Powys Plan.
The Biological Records Centre (BRC), established in 1964, is a national
focus in the UK for terrestrial and freshwater species recording. BRC
works closely with the voluntary recording community, principally
through support of national recording schemes and societies.
Visit Biological Records Centre (BRC)
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Biological Records Centre List of Schemes and Societies
Recording Schemes and Study Groups
There are variety of national species recording schemes and study groups in the UK. Clicking
on one of the taxonomic group names below will open a smaller window
with contact details for that scheme.
The Brecknock Moth Group are a group of local moth enthusiasts devoted
to the study and conservation of moths within the Vice County of
Brecknock, in Powys, mid-Wales. See Find an Expert for County recorder.