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.
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.
Vision for Nature report published
A national Vision for Nature report has been published by A Focus on Nature (the UK’s youth nature network).
The report sets out how young people would like the natural world to look by 2050 and how they think we should get there. A Focus on Nature has used focus groups, social media, online surveys and interviews to gather the views of nearly 200 young people.
Key aims of the report were to encourage young people to think more politically about wildlife and its future in the UK and to put the youth nature movement on the radar of politicians and decision makers in the UK.
The report discusses the importance young people place on the protection of the natural world. Read the Vision for Nature report.