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Each year the BIS Manager produces a report detailing our finances, funding, staff, data, data providers, technical developments, the services we provide and our efforts to encourage wildlife recording. The latest report for the financial year 2019-2020 can be read using the link below.
The Managers Report for April 2019 to March 2020 was presented to the BIS Directors at the November 2020 AGM.
The latest community update from the BBNP.
Our 30th issue contains an array of articles on mammals, highlighting the value of trail cameras, many an exciting bee & wasp sighting, new discoveries across the BIS area, a mothing marathon, an introduction to new BIS Manager, Bradley Welch and look back at the achievements & memories of the past 16 years with previous manager Janet Imlach. There’s news on two new projects and a report of some success in the control of invasive species in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Our regular Recorder of the Season continues the mammal theme and contains some wonderful photography and Data Officer Jo takes a look at the datasets imported this year as we edge towards 3 million records.
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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.
BIS is now recruiting for an LERC Manager.
BIS is looking for a suitable candidate for the permanent, full-time post of BIS Manager to be based at our Brecon office in the beautiful Brecon Beacons. This is an opportunity to work in a well-established and forward thinking LERC as part of the network of four Welsh record centres (LERC Wales). The successful candidate will continue to develop and manage BIS services to provide efficient access to biodiversity information locally and across Wales.
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The Wales Garden Bioblitz to start Wales Nature Week 2020 saw the four Welsh LERC's receive an amazing 6243 records of 1430 species. The list of all species recorded on 30/05/2020 is here.
Note: Moths with a record date of 29/05 & 31/05/2020 are also included. Excluded are records received after 03/06/2020.
The latest newsletter is full of stories and recording ideas during this period of restricted movement. To read it use the link
to open it as a pdf.
An analysis of BIS data holdings supplied as evidence for ALERC accreditation
BIS policy to show how it manages data quality