Wales has four Local Records Centres (LRCs) and each forms part of the first national network of LRCs anywhere in the UK. LRCs reflect the importance of observing and recording wildlife, with the creation of a record being the starting point for all data. LRCs then bring together all these individual records into a centralised database, allowing a better understanding of the environment in which we live and influences decisions we take where we live.
The National Biodiversity Network (NBN) Gateway is designed to complement the network of LRC's and provide a hub for all recording activity. The NBN can be used to view distribution maps of species, for example you can view distribution maps for all Welsh priority species. Recent updates include Welsh Lichen records
WBP works with the 4 Welsh LRC's to help fund recording initiatives and projects that increase the number of biological records in Wales.