Welsh Invertebrate Database (WID)

Occurrence dataset published by Natural Resources Wales

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Summary

Full Title

Welsh Invertebrate Database (WID)

Description

Collation of around 500,000 invertebrate occurrence records, most of which relate to Wales. This is the primary database used by NRW; incorporates other major invertebrate datasets. Includes terrestrial, freshwater and coastal air breathing invertebrates but not marine species. Much of the data has been sent to various UK recording schemes, who may also have supplied this data to the NBN Gateway. Family groups where data may already have been uploaded to the gateway includes, Cerambycidae, Ciidae. Mollusca, Aquatic Heteroptera, Brachycera, All butterfly data, Odonata, Ant data, Tipuloidea and Trichoptera..

Purpose

The purpose of this data capture was to understand the distribution of species in Wales in order to inform conservation decisions.

Temporal coverages

Date range: Jan 1, 1500 - Dec 31, 2016

Language of Metadata

ENGLISH

Language of Data

ENGLISH

Originator
Natural Resources Wales Maes y Ffynnon LL57 2DW Bangor Gwynedd
Metadata author
Natural Resources Wales Maes y Ffynnon LL57 2DW Bangor Gwynedd
Administrative contact
NBN Atlas Broadway Business Centre, 32a Stoney Street, Lace Market NG1 1LL Nottingham Nottinghamshire United Kingdom

doi:10.15468/bv8fcj

Published by

Natural Resources Wales

Publication Date

May 5, 2017

Registration Date

Sep 15, 2010

Hosted by

National Biodiversity Network

Served by

NBN Atlas

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External Data

Metadata Documents

573,443 Georeferenced data

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Description

Mainly Wales, although there are occasional records from elsewhere in the UK.

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Distributor
NBN Atlas Broadway Business Centre, 32a Stoney Street, Lace Market NG1 1LL Nottingham Nottinghamshire United Kingdom

Methodology

Quality control

Data accuracy is reliant on original sources. However, data has been transcribed by experienced invertebrate biologists in order to research incomplete records and minimise errors. Systematic verification has been carried out on significant parts of the dataset. Any records without sufficient information to be fully verified are excluded from this version, however, they are identified and retained in the original database held by NRW.

Method Steps

  1. Records have been derived from a wide variety of sources, including publications, records provided by schemes and societies, records created by NRW staff as part of their normal work, records provided by amateur recorders, other inventories, results from structured surveys or monitoring projects etc. There are over 5,000 different recorders listed in the database.