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.
If you a link that you would like added to this page please contact us.
If you wish you can enter a keyword below and select a link category to filter the links.
The Flora Locale Trustees earlier this year agreed that Flora locale has met its
primary objective raising the profile and benefits of native planting
and will close and cease to exist at a date in 2018 to be finalised.
Flora locale was established in 1998 as an independent charity. Our aim
is to promote and advance the conservation and enhancement of native
wild plant populations and plant communities in relation to creative
conservation and ecological restoration.
FloralImages is a collection of pictures of the North-western European
flora - mainly the UK and Ireland. If you are trying to identify a plant
or flower then browse the colour groups or search the common name index
if you think you know a name for it. If you know which family the plant
is in then the Botanical Family index will help you.
FSC BioLinks is an exciting new biodiversity project for FSC, funded by
the Heritage Lottery Fund, running from 2018 to 2022
inclusive. BioLinks is all about invertebrate identification! It will
bring together new volunteers with existing volunteers who have skills
in invertebrate identification and recording. The aim is to build and
strengthen the biological recording community by providing training,
learning opportunities and digitial tools for people involved in
biological recording and those that wish to become involved.
Tom.bio's ID Signpost
is an online
searchable catalogue of UK biological identification resources. A key feature is
that the records of ID resources are crowd-sourced. This means that it
can be kept up-to-date more easily and have a much wider reach than if only a
few people were able to edit it.
First published in 2008 and updated in 2015 the GB Invasive Non-native Species
Strategy was developed
to meet the challenge posed by invasive non-native species in Great Britain. This website provides recording tools and
information for those working to support the strategy.
Within the British Dragonfly Society (BDS) there are two main inter-linked areas of interest,
dragonfly recording and dragonfly conservation. The first of these
consists of a dedicated group of individual enthusiasts each collecting
and supplying records to a Dragonfly Recording Network of Vice County
Recorders. The purpose of these records is not simply to document what
is present, but also to inform the second main area of interest, that of
Records help us to understand the value of a site and added notes
about population size and breeding behaviour allow us to assess the
importance of an area for species survival. Dragonflies are good
indicators of the health of a habitat, so any variation in distribution
or population size can indicate changes on a wider environmental scale.
The goal of iRecord is to make it easier for wildlife sightings to be collated, checked by experts and made available to support research and decision-making at local and national levels. Join iRecord now to share your sightings with the recording community, explore dynamic maps and graphs of your data and make a real contribution to science and conservation.
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A friendly and free community helping to identify wildlife and share nature
The Lichens of Wales website aims to bring together in one place
diverse sources of information related to the conservation of lichens in
Wales, for its unit area, has the highest diversity of lichen
species in the world. These occur on a range of substrates in a wide
variety of habitats. For example - on bark of trees in semi-natural
deciduous woodlands, parklands and wayside trees; on rocks in the Welsh
uplands and by the coast; on soil, sand or peat in shingle heath,
dune-slacks and mires. Man-made environments can also be important -
church walls and gravestones for example; or worked timber such as
gateposts and planks. Among the "specialities" of Wales are the
metallophyte communities found on spoil at the many abandoned lead
mines, particularly in Mid-Wales.
The Lle Geo-Portal has been developed as a partnership between Welsh
Government and Natural Resources Wales. Lle serves as a hub for data and
information covering a wide spectrum of topics, but primarily around
the environment. The site and supporting services having been developed
over the past few months and are currently in beta. Take a look at the
current roadmap for the site and feel free to contribute constructive