Biological Records Centre (BRC) - collecting UK wildlife records

The purpose of the Biological Records Centre (BRC) is to provide national leadership and coordination for collecting wildlife species records across the UK. Wildlife and biodiversity surveillance is largely carried out by public volunteers, often through specialist interest groups and national recording schemes, and is supplemented by professional surveys to fill gaps. Biodiversity sustains healthy ecosystems and the natural resources and services (collectively 'natural capital') that are essential for human life, health and wellbeing. Wildlife records are used extensively by environmental researchers, environmental policy-makers, land managers and conservation organisations: to understand drivers of change and to manage the UK's natural capital for social, economic and environmental benefit.
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