The Biological Records Centre (BRC), established in 1964, is a national focus in the UK for terrestrial and freshwater species recording. The BRC works closely with the voluntary recording community, principally through support of national recording schemes and societies.
The BRC is supported by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) and the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH), a not-for-profit research institute which receives support from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) National Capability (NC) fund.
The work of the BRC is a major component of the National Biodiversity Network (NBN), which is a collaborative partnership created to exchange biodiversity information.
See our booklet reviewing the first 50 years of BRC.