NRW Regional Data: South East Wales Non-sensitive species
A collation of species records (excluding sensitive species) derived from Natural Resources Wales (formerly Countryside Council for Wales), South and East Region paper files.
Records are for the CCW’s South and East Region which includes Blaenau-Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath-Port Talbot, Newport, Rhondda-Cynon-Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, and The Vale of Glamorgan. There are also some records from elsewhere in Wales that had been given to the South and East Regional offices. Some records are for designated sites (including SSSIs, SACs, National Nature Reserves etc), however, the majority of records from the wider countryside.
The majority of the records have six figure grid-references, but some of these may be from site centroids rather than actual location of the species in question. For some bat case file records, the grid reference may have been inferred from a post code provided, and may not coincide with the actual property in question.
To mobilise a valuable data resource in order to provide baseline data to inform conservation work, research, site management and decision-making within CCW and externally.
The majority of the records were created by CCW staff, or qualified contractors and are generally of a good standard. These records have not been subject to systematic verification. The computerisation of these records has been subject to validation. The spatial reference (grid reference) has been validated.
Data should be checked against original sources before use in contentious circumstance.
This dataset was created from species records extracted, computerised and collated from paper records held at CCW’s Regional office files. The work was carried out under contract by SEWBReC Staff Members, Jenny Sneddon, Rebecca Johnson, Lindsay Bamforth, Alice Britt and Elaine Wright, from 2005 to 2010, as part of CCW’s Data Mobilisation Project. Offices covered were Cardiff and Swanesa.
The material from which records were derived included the following: reports, site registers, recording cards, protected site condition assessments, Phase 1 and Phase 2 habitat surveys, other general survey work and records of casual observations.
Numerous biological recording techniques and survey methodologies were used in the collection of these records.
Some of the records were produced by CCW staff or by qualified contractors working on CCW’s behalf whilst some records have been provided by third parties, or derived from documents, surveys or datasets produced by others, but held in CCW files. Due to the nature of the files and the lack of documentation it is impossible to determine what proportion of the records within the dataset are CCW owned against third party data.
NRW Regional Data: South East Wales Non-sensitive species, SEWBReC (2018)
Looking up... the number of records that can be accessed through the NBN Atlas. This resource was last checked for updated data on 30 Nov 2018. The most recent data was published on 30 Nov 2018.Click to view records for the NRW Regional Data: South East Wales Non-sensitive species resource.