What information is held?
IWLRC maintains a Geographic Information System (GIS) containing detailed information on habitats from sites across the Island, including woodlands, heathland, chalk grassland, acid/neutral meadows, ponds and coastal sites. The data has been digitised from a wide range of surveys and is continually being updated as more information is received.Aerial photographic coverage and various layers of site boundary information including statutory and non-statutory sites are also held.
IW LRC holds copies of all the statutory site boundaries maintained by Natural England, including:
IWLRC holds site boundaries for all non-statutory sites within the Island including:
*SINCs are non-statutory sites which are valuable for wildlife. DEFRA guidance is that they should encompass all areas of substantive value, including both the most important and the most distinctive species, habitats, geological and geomorphological features within a national, regional and local context.
The Biodiversity Partnership has reviewed the series of wildlife sites on the Island in readiness for their inclusion within the Island Plan Core Strategy. We have produced three documents:
Copies of datasets belonging to partner organisations are held and, through data exchange agreements with these partners, IWLRC can supply species information on their behalf. In particular, data administered by the IWNHAS on behalf of species recording groups can be accessed via IWLRC.To request any of this information please see our data enquiry service at Data Requests.