Welcome to the website of the Biodiversity Information Service for Powys and Brecon Beacons National Park (BIS). Through this website we aim to keep you up to date on the activities and work of BIS, including information on our services, data holdings, and eventually access to search the BIS database. It will act as local biological recording resource with news of local wildlife recording activities and linking to local and national recording websites. Please contact us if you have any comments or features you would like to see.
Over the last year BIS has been developing an on-line service to allow public and partner access to the wildlife records held at BIS. We are now ready to allow public access for testing.
The Managers report for the financial year 2012-13 was presented at the AGM on the 14th November 2013.
It can now be downloaded here.
In June, Alun Davies, WG Minister for Food and Natural Resources made a Statement on the ‘The Pollinator Action Plan and State of Nature Report’ and said: “As a first step we need to improve the robustness of our Welsh data. We will, therefore, produce an audit of the data we have available in Wales to start working towards benchmarking our progress...”
Mark Lawley is the County recorder for Radnorshire and Montgomeryshire and organises field meetings for the Border Bryologists. The meetings are to help beginners learn their mosses and liverworts, rather than high-powered recording sessions. All are on Sundays, and start at 10.30 a.m unless stated otherwise. Please bring sandwiches.
Click on link below to see latest biodiversity news collated by Powys LBAP.
Follow this link to view the July 2013 WBP LBAP newsletter.
Please find attcahed a round up of biodiversity news for the last month.
The BIS database reached 1.5 million records in early January 2013. This is thanks to the 2012 Odonata records received from Bob Dennison for Radnorshire. Also the ongoing Brecknock Flora records (135,000) from Mike Porter.