Biodiversity Information Service (BIS)

The Biodiversity Information Service for Powys and the Bannau Brycheiniog (or ‘BIS’ for short!) provides a mechanism for collating, sharing and utilising the wealth of biological data and knowledge, which exists in this part of Wales. The aim of BIS is to make information on wildlife, their habitats and important sites, readily available to those who need it. This will ensure that decisions, which may affect the natural heritage in the Powys and Bannau Brycheiniog National Park area, are made with the best available knowledge.

BIS recently launched its new website, which has been developed so it can also be used on tablets and mobile phones. You can now see what wildlife has been recorded in your area and easily add sightings using the BIS’s online Wildlife Recording Database (WiReD). Plus you can see all the records you’ve submitted – so if you want to keep you very own list of wildlife sightings for your garden you can.

The website also acts as the local biological recording resource with news of local wildlife recording activities, linking to local and national recording websites.