We have drafted an information document detailing who we are as your Local Environmental Record Centre, and how we can support you. Please download below:
We are one of four Local Environmental Records Centres in Wales. We cover the counties of Carmarthenshire (excluding the area inside the Brecon Beacons National Park), Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.
We collect, collate and disseminate biodiversity information for the region. We manage a species database of 3.3 million records and respond to information requests from local authorities, government bodies and private consultants amongst others. We also carry out project work and work closely with the recording community.
We rely on the recording community, most of whom are volunteers, to share their records with us so we can build up a database of species information. This provides an essential evidence base to help put biodiversity at the heart of decision making. We also hold habitat and protected sites information.
All four Local Environmental Records Centres in Wales work together as a consortium under the banner LERC Wales.
We can support you by providing
Biological Recording Training
this will help you make the most of our resources, and become a better wildlife recorder
Species Identification Training
we have collated a range of informative videos on our YouTube Channel to improve your identification skills
an opportunity for County Recorders (the local experts) to record on your land creating a species list of what was seen on the day
Site based maps of your area highlighted with biodiversity features; species records, protected sites and semi-natural habitats.
Explore data across all four LERCs in Wales on the public access tab:
What’s in my area?
download a species list of all records from a grid reference or post code
Species Distribution Maps
an interactive, colour coded map which displays the number of records per 10km square across Wales
Help contribute to our growing database of wildlife information.
You don’t need to be an expert! We want records of all species!