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BRERC - The West of England’s Environmental Records Centre

Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre (BRERC) is the central repository for biodiversity and geodiversity data for the ’West of England’ area: the same area as the former county of Avon.
View the BRERC Recording Area map for more detail.

BRERC area map BRERC’s database has over 1.7 million species records and extensive data on wildlife habitats, designated sites and geological sites. Our database is constantly being updated, with approximately 5000 new records added per month. All our data is Validated and Verified before it is made available for distribution.

To see what’s in your area, use our Interactive BRERC Maps. This shows species record summaries for the whole BRERC area. (Maps open in a new window.)

BRERC data is used in many ways locally, regionally and nationally. These include: planning decisions, biodiversity action plans (BAP), determining the status and distribution of species and habitat, and reporting to government on biodiversity targets.

We are a not for profit organisation funded and supported by our partner local authorities, Natural England and Avon Wildlife Trust. We have a regional presence as part of the South West group of records centres and are a member of ALERC, the national Association of Local Environmental Records Centres.

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Page last updated: 21 October 2014 Website Help & Accessibility
Contact BRERC: St Nicholas Church, St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UE | Phone 0117 9349833 Website Credits