Recording Wildlife

Why record wildlife?

Brown hare by Mark Hamblin/2020VISION

Why record wildlife?

Wildlife records are used locally to inform planning applications and can play a vital role in highlighting the biological history of a site.  When a site is proposed for development, wildlife records are used both by ecological consultancies and the local planning authority.

The data you collect can help us to inform our decision making, educate the community and carry out research on important species and habitats.  By submitting your records you can make a quantifiable difference to our understanding of species distributions which in turn enables the production of annual reports, breeding or wintering atlases. 

If you want to contribute even further to our recording work, you can visit our survey volunteering page to find out more.

Discovering nature with RWT

Radnorshire Wildlife Trust

Submitting a record

You can submit your records to as many different people and groups as you wish but here is the current list of all the Radnorshire Vice-County Recorders (VC43):

Recorders for Radnorshire (Vice-County 43)

Amphibian & Reptiles

Bees & Wasps

Janice Vincett


Pete Jennings


Chris Ledbury


Bob Dennison

Fungi & Lichen

Ray Woods

Invertebrates (excluding bees, butterflies, moths & dragonflies & wasps)



Pete & Ginny Clarke


Liz Dean

Local Environmental Record Centre

is the Biodiversity Information Service for Powys and the Brecon Beacons National Park (BIS).

BIS collate all the wildlife records provided by the county recorders and provide data for planning applications and Welsh Government requirements. You can submit your own wildlife records directly to their database and also view maps of various wildlife species recorded in Powys.

Submit a Record