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In 2016/17 Environment Systems was commissioned on behalf of the Powys Nature Partnership (PNP) to review the Powys Local Biodiversity Action Plan written in 2002. As part of this process they undertook habitat network analysis for Powys excluding Brecon Beacons National Park, for grassland; woodland; wetland and heathland. Enclosed is the methodology extracted from the draft General Action Plan (GAP).
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This CEH report for Welsh Government (WG) shows the importance of the
data held by the Welsh Local Environmental Records Centres (BIS, Cofnod,
WWBIC & SEWBReC). The report is a review of the contribution
species records, held by the Welsh LERC's, make to ERAMMP (Environment
& Rural Affairs Monitoring and Modelling Programme) Evidence Needs.
In 2019-20 the Welsh LERCs were funded by Welsh Government to contribute
LERC species data to the ERAMMP project.
To read the report click here. For an overview of ERAMMP click here. ERAMMP is needed by WG in order to develop policies that build social, economic and environmental resilience and to evaluate programme implementation.
The programme for the first LERC Wales Symposium.
The agenda of the first LERC Wales Symposium.
The latest INNS newletter details the latest on non-native invasives. This edition includes articles on a Crassula biological control trial in Llanelli and the Living Wales Reseach Project along with events coming up later in the year.
BIS has revised its commercial Aderyn packages and hourly charges August 1st 2019 as enclosed
The newly launched Wales Moth List has an impressive 1836 species that have been recorded in Wales. Of these 697 species have been recorded in all 13 Welsh vice-counties.
George Tordoff of Butterfly Conservation said 'I’d like
to express my deep gratitude to the County Moth Recorders of Wales. With a list
of this size there will almost inevitably be some errors; if you do spot any
then please me know.'
A new report by renowned insect expert Dave Goulsen commissioned by the South West Wildlife Trusts. It explains why insects declines are of serious concern and suggests measures to address the decline.
Managers report April 2018 to March 2019 presented to BIS Directors at November 2019 AGM