Herefordshire Biological Records Centre
Herefordshire Biological Records Centre (HBRC) is a not-for-profit partnership service and was developed by Herefordshire Council in 2001. It continues to be hosted by the council, sitting within the ecology service.
The centre's main aims are to hold all available data about species, wildlife sites and habitats in Herefordshire, and to make this information available to help inform decision-making about our county's natural environment. There are many people and groups who collect information about our natural environment. By collating all this information in one place at HBRC, everyone can get a better overview of the status and distribution of the county's wildlife.
How is the biological record centre data used?
Our database currently holds over 900,000 records.
We use these records to inform, educate and provide data that environmentalists, ecologists, planners, and other individuals and organisations can use.
We also aim to provide support for biological recording and for biological recorders within Herefordshire.
Regional and national projects also use HBRC data to conserve biodiversity on a larger scale.
For further information please visit the HBRC website.