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Butterflies of Montgomeryshire 2017 (VC47)

Montgmeryshire is an under recorded area for butterflies and Doug Boyes, county recorder, has prepared a document with information on county butterflies and where to target your recording.   Follow the link to the BIS library.

Added 02/06/2017 10:35

Time to nominate an outstanding biological recorder for the UK

The National Biodiversity Network (NBN) is accepting nominations for the 2017 UK awards to celebrate biological recording and information sharing. There are six categories:

  • Gilbert White Youth Award for terrestrial and freshwater wildlife
  • Gilbert White Adult Award for terrestrial and freshwater wildlife
  • David Robertson Youth Award for marine and coastal wildlife
  • David Robertson Adult Award for marine and coastal wildlife
  • Lynne Farrell Group Award for wildlife recording
  • Adult Newcomer Award
Five short-
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Added 22/05/2017 12:19

ID guide to oil beetles in Wales now available

Buglife have released a simple and informative guide in English and Welsh to help those living in Wales to find and ID oil beetles. Your photographs and records can be submitted via their website, and help contribute towards the conservation of a fascinating but threatened species. ... more

Added 24/04/2017 13:34

NBN Atlas update

NBN Gateway is to close on Friday 31st March to coincide with the release of the NBN Atlas.

‘A summary of some of the important changes this will involve can be found on the NBN website. These changes include the need to re-register for the NBN Atlas, removal of access controls for non-sensitive records, records will be available at public resolution only, any improved access granted through the NBN Gateway will not be transferred over to the NBN Atlas, and all datasets will be associated

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Added 25/04/2017 12:52

PondNet Spawn Count 2017

PondNet Spawn Count 2017 has launched! Find ID guides, recording forms and how to take part here.

Added 25/04/2017 12:25

Powys Nature Recovery Action Plan

In July 2016 the Powys Biodiversity Partnership commissioned Environment Systems Ltd. to undertake a short project to review the current Powys Local Biodiversity Action Plan (LBAP). The output of the review will be the Powys Nature Recovery Action Plan. Visit our BIS library to see Opportunity mapping results.... more

Added 24/04/2017 12:55

Aderyn now available in Welsh

Aderyn, the Biodiversity Information and Reporting Database of Local Environmental Records Centres Wales, is now fully available in Welsh. Public can access wildlife sightings and species records collated by the four LERCs, covering the whole of Wales. Anyone can use this site to view lists of species recorded around their home, or maps showing the distribution of species according to data held by LERC Wales. Partners, recorders and planners can be licenced to access high resolution,... more

Added 24/04/2017 13:05

BIS species database reaches 2 million records

BIS recently entered its 2 millionth record into the Record 6 species database thanks to Andy King and his Brecknock Birds 2015 records. The 2 millionth record was a Green Sandpiper recorded by Andy King at Llangorse Lake in 2015.

On the 1st September 2016 BIS holds 2,029,000 spp records having recently added Montgomeryshire and  Radnorshire 2015 Bird records plus updates from BIS WiReD and iRecord. These will now all be made available to Environment Systems for analysis for the Powys

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Added 31/08/2016 16:27

BIS launches LERC Wales Aderyn public site

BIS launched the public site of Aderyn (Biodiversity Information Reporting Database) at its 15 years celebration on Saturday 18th June. The link is now on the BIS website and replaces the previous Data Access Tool. The public can search for a summary list of species within a 1km square or see distributions of records held by LERC Wales for a single species or taxon group eg butterflies.
The planning reporting system is now being tested and should be live to partners in next few weeks. BIS will th
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Added 21/06/2016 12:13

New BIS datsets on NBN Gateway

BIS has uploaded four new data sets below onto NBN Gateway to comply with NRW funding agreement. These records are available at 10km resolution and exclude county datasets which are likely to be on Gateway through Schemes & Societies.

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Added 11/04/2016 14:48