Warwickshire Biological Records Centre (WBRC)
The WBRC is the most comprehensive data bank of species and habitat records in Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull. WBRC has collated biological and geological records since 1974. The WBRC collates and manages records to underpin professional, sound and timely ecological advice to assist the public, council and partners in the delivery of their biodiversity statutory duties. This service provides the strategic lead in meeting the Government’s 2020 net biodiversity gain objective at a local level. The WBRC is managed by Warwickshire County Council based within the Ecological Services.
Surveying and recording
Surveying and recording is on-going and is carried out mainly on a voluntary basis by skilled amateur naturalists throughout the county. There are many active biological recorders and recording groups within Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull focusing on the study and recording of different species groups and habitats. To name just a few, these include the Warwickshire Bat Group, Warwickshire Amphibian and Reptile Team, Warwickshire Dormouse Conservation Group and Warwickshire Flora Group as well as local Natural History Societies. The WBRC provides support to county recorders and recording groups in collating and exchanging records of species (flora and fauna) and sites to keep records up to date. The WBRC also receives records from members of the public, research students, nature conservation organisations such as the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, statutory agencies and local authorities.
The WBRC is currently seeking volunteers. Please download the attached pdf on this page for details.