Wiltshire & Swindon Biological Records Centre is the county’s local environmental records centre. Please take a look around our website to find out what we do, how we do it and how you can get involved in biological recording or go about accessing information from us.
WWT Reserve Recording: an inventory for 2006-2016
After a few recent reserve purchases, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust now owns and/or manages 52 nature reserves. Scattered across the county and ranging from chalk downland to ancient woodland, restored lakes to working farmland, these sites hold and preserve a diverse and rich array of habitats and species.
But this diversity presents quite a task to monitor, with each reserve having its own distinct habitat and history which naturally influences the species assemblage found at each site today.
To help keep track of recording on reserves, we’ve taken a look at the records held by WSBRC for all the Trust’s reserves from the last 10 years.
The future of NBN Gateway
The NBN Gateway has recently had a detailed technical review to assess how it was working, its users needs and its fitness for purpose now and in future.
The review led to the decision to build a new biodiversity infrastructure to replace it - the NBN Atlas. This is built on Atlas of Living Australia infrastructure and will have a separate front end for each country.
So far the NBN Atlas of Living Scotland is already live and in ongoing development. Once the other atlases are in place in 2017 the NBN Gateway will cease to be. WSBRC is considering its position in the light of the data access controls which will be available on the Atlas for Living England but it is foreseen that Wiltshire and Swindon data will be shared with the general public from this platform along with our detailed data enquiry service for other users.
For more information read the news article on the NBN website.