About us

What we do

As the county’s environmental records centre WSBRC has been collecting, collating, managing and interpreting biological data for over 40 years. We make this detailed information about the wildlife, sites, habitats and geology of Wiltshire & Swindon available to agreement holders, customers and the public. By providing a range of data services we ensure that the data we hold is used to help monitor and protect the counties wildlife and habitats.

 

Who we work with

WSBRC is supported in its work by local authorities, government bodies, non-governmental organisations, land managers, volunteer recording groups and others. We have been operating since 1975, and are presently hosted at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, a ‘not for profit’ nature conservation charity in Devizes.

As a member of the Association of Local Environmental Records Centres (ALERC), we are part of a national network of Local Environmental Records Centres (LERCs) across the UK. We are also a supporter member of the National Biodiversity Network (NBN).

Quakers Walk, Devizes

WSBRC objectives

1. To gather, host, manage and disseminate accurate biological and geological data

2. To support and encourage recording by many groups and individuals

3. To support others in delivery of biodiversity gain by means of 1 to 2 above

4. To encourage public engagement with nature through recording

5. To facilitate the work of all WSBRC funders and other customers

The Local Records Centre for Wiltshire and Swindon will work to increase the understanding and knowledge of wildlife.

It will provide high quality information especially to decision-makers, and will support and guide recorders within Wiltshire & Swindon, recognising the valuable contributions of volunteers.

 

WSBRC Mission Statement, 1999

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