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Identification & Recording Events for 2018

We have places available on four of our remaining events for this year. Email to book on. More details can be seen in the Events tab of our website.

Added 12/09/2018 15:43

P/T IT vacancy for LERC Wales

This is a one year contract post for a 0.6 FTE (21 hours per week) Full Stack Developer to work on Aderyn - a website serving Welsh biodiversity data to the general public and logged-in users. 

The post is working for the Local Environmental Records Centres Wales consortium and is hosted by South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre Ltd (SEWBReC), based at their office in Talbot Green, Pontyclun, Mid Glamorgan. Follow link for more details.

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Added 14/08/2018 15:17

Competition Time - A Record a Day for August

With recording wildlife now so easy with WiReD online and the LERC Wales App on smart phones and tablets the challenge for August is to record at least one different species every day in the BIS area. There's lots of common species out there to record and these are often the under recorded ones. To be in with a chance of winning submit at least 1 wildlife record every day in August of a different species using WiReD or the LERC Wales App. The prize is a copy of the Collins Complet

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Added 01/08/2018 11:57

Spot these Species - Grassland butterflies

This latest guide will help you to distinguish between six commonly spotted butterflies in and around grassland. Find it on our Library, just click on the tab above.

Added 06/07/2018 11:12

Training events for 2018 - Identification & Recording

BIS events for 2018 are supported and funded by the Wales Biodiversity Partnership (WBP). All apart from the QGIS training are free. Email to book on.

Added 21/08/2018 15:30

June 2018 Survey a Square

The SaSq locations for June are now on our website. These three squares have zero records. The aim is to inspire you to go recording in these areas. If you do go recording follow our common sense rules. And please remember to submit your records! Thanks.  

Added 01/06/2018 13:44

Spot these Species - Swift, Swallow and Martin

The latest Spot this Species is now out. It will help you identify swifts, swallows and martins. It's in our Library, click on the tab above.

Added 30/05/2018 14:27

BIS Privacy policy

You can see the BIS Privacy policy in the BIS library or follow the link.

Added 23/05/2018 12:56

BIS Recorders Newsletter Spring 2018

The latest issue of the newsletter is out now! You'll find a pdf copy in our Library tab or read it here on the issue website.

Added 23/05/2018 12:39

NEW BIS datasets on NBN Atlas of Wales

BIS has added all its relevant data sets to NBN Atlas of Wales. In all it has 855,305 records in 9 Surveys. This does not include county data sets or third party data sets.

  1. Brecknock Wildlife Trust records held by BIS
    Brecknock Wildlife Trust species records collated and digitised by BIS. Many are on BWT Reserves or Wildlife Sites but will include general surveys.
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Added 14/05/2018 13:38