Worcestershire Biological Records Centre

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Data searches

WBRC offers an enquiry service whereby species and designated sites data can be requested from us in a variety of formats.

This service is provided free of charge to recorders and students but in cases where the data will lead to commercial gain a small fee is charged to assist in covering running costs of the charity in order to maintain the service.

WBRC holds records for all species from all groups (with the exception of birds where we mostly hold only breeding bird records) but searches can be individually tailored to suit the needs of the requestor.

sample species map

Sample species map

sample designated sites map

Sample designated sites map

Data available

  • Species data - all species, specific groups, individual/selected species, specific designations e.g.
    • Wildlife and Countryside Act
    • Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act (NERC s.41)
    • Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP)
    • Protection of Badgers Act
    • Invasive species
  • Designated sites -
    • Special Areas of Conservation (SACs)
    • Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs)
    • Local Wildlife Sites (LWS)
    • Local Nature Reserves (LNRs)
    • Worcestershire Grassland Inventory Sites
    • Worcestershire Wildlife Trust Reserves
    • Ancient trees
If you would like to request data from WBRC please email records@wbrc.org.uk and provide the following details:
  • Central grid reference and location name (a map showing the site boundary can also be useful if available)
  • Search radius required e.g. 1km, 2km etc.
  • Information required e.g. protected/notable species records and designated sites

We will then provide a quote based on this information and send out a Data Release Form for you to complete. This must be returned to us before we can proceed with the enquiry. There is space on this form for you to provide details such as Purchase Order Numbers, alternative invoice addresses etc. if required.

We aim to return data within 10 working days of receipt of the Data Release Form and send data out via email as standard.

example of a suitable mapped boundary

An example of a suitable mapped boundary for searches

Worcestershire Biological Records Centre

Lower Smite Farm, Hindlip, Worcestershire, WR3 8SZ
Email: records@wbrc.org.uk
Last updated February 2017

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