Welcome to the new website of the Biodiversity Information Service for Powys and Brecon Beacons National Park (BIS) launched in June 2014. We aim to not only keep you up to date on the activities and work of BIS, but also to act as a local wildlife recording resource through links, news snippets, events and the BIS Recorders newsletters. To learn more about the BIS area, the work we do and how BIS operates, go to About us.
We have a wide range of products and services available to partners, the commercial sector, recorders, academics and the public. There is a direct link to the data enquiry service on each page; go to Services to see charges and range of sample products. For more information on the datasets BIS holds go to Data Holdings.
If you want to get involved in local wildlife recording the public Data Access Tool (DAT) allows you to see a summary of species data held for a 1km square. You can then easily add your own wildlife sightings to that information through the BIS on-line Wildlife Recording Database (WiReD). There are direct links to the DAT and WiReD on all the web pages. To get more ecological information and advice go to Contact a Local Expert. The Library contains documents such as the BIS biennial Recorders Newsletter which contains lots of useful information on local wildlife and updates on the work of BIS. The BIS Managers report to the Members will give you all the BIS financial and data facts and figures over the last year.
We hope you enjoy the new site. We would be happy to have any feedback via our contact page. If you have a photo that you would like to see featured on our home page or in the gallery (coming soon) please send it to us along with a description and your details.
Do you have wildlife records you are willing to share with BIS? Click here to access our Wildlife Recording Database and build your own collection of records.
If you would like to submit a data enquiry click here. You will find pricing information as well as procedures and forms you will need to complete.
Would you like to know what wildlife records we hold for your area? Use this tool to place a point on the map and see a summary of the data for that area.