Why we do it
The historical legacy of biological recording in Britain and Ireland is unique and inspiring.
Many naturalists are committed to studying our flora and fauna, and BRC’s work helps to ensure that we make the most of their observations.
The vast datasets built up through the expertise and commitment of the volunteer recording community enables a range of ecological questions to be addressed.
Distribution trends derived from the large-scale and long-term datasets provide evidence for many purposes, particularly in relation to understanding environmental change.