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Wiltshire and Swindon Biological Records Centre (WSBRC), based at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, has been the custodian of Wiltshire’s wildlife records for over 40 years. WSBRC holds around two million species records (for fungi, plants and animals) and detailed information on habitats and sites of importance across Wiltshire and Swindon.

Species recording plays an important role in helping us to carry out our conservation work. Records help us to identify which species are declining or increasing, and areas where habitats may be under threat.  Up-to-date information on the distribution and abundance of species and habitats also informs decisions affecting Wiltshire’s environment made by local authorities and other bodies and organisations.

Why not join the ranks of enthusiastic volunteers who spot wildlife and send in their records, building up a comprehensive record of wildlife in the county?  If this information is collected systematically over time, real changes in the health of our natural world can be monitored and accurately assessed.

Our county has such a rich variety of wildlife it is a real pleasure to get out and be a wildlife spotter and turn these into records;  this pastime can be enjoyed by anyone, at any age, with as little as a pencil, paper, a bit of patience and a willingness to learn. Want to get started?  Visit WSBRC.