The Wildlife Information Centre
- GBIF publisher since
- 9 May 2017
DescriptionTWIC is the biological records centre for the Lothians, Scottish Borders, Falkirk, Clackmannanshire, Stirling and Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park that collects, collates and disseminates information about the wildlife in our area. The Centre is a not-for-profit company with charitable status and provides objective, independent wildlife information for people and organisations. TWIC is the focal point for biological recording and is working to increase our knowledge of the land, freshwater and marine wildlife throughout our area. The Centre seeks to hold as comprehensive a record of the wildlife of the area as possible. We have an assumption of open access to these data, unless there is evidence of potential for damage to wildlife resulting from their release. The Centre provides a wide range of data services; we routinely supply data to local authorities for screening planning applications, to consultants for preparing environmental assessments and to conservation bodies for writing management plans. The ongoing development of TWIC and its services is funded by grant aid from Scottish Natural Heritage, service level agreements with City of Edinburgh Council, East Lothian Council, Midlothian Council, Scottish Borders Council, Live Borders Trust, Stirling Council and West Lothian Council and income from contract work, projects, contributions from Scottish Wildlife Trust and voluntary contributions.
ContactsThe Wildlife Information Centre
The Wildlife Information Centre, Caretakers Cottage, Vogrie House, Vogrie Country Park