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Marine Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) Species in Wales

Consists of 32 datasets. These datasets are the most up-to-date versions of spatial datasets originally created for the development of the Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) species list in Wales. The...

Flood Alert Areas

Flood Alert Areas are geographical areas where it is possible for flooding to occur from rivers or the sea. A single Flood Alert Area may cover the floodplain within the Flood Warning Service Limit...

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) Team Boundaries

This is a spatial datasets containing the extent polygons for the Natural Resources Wales team boundaries. The purpose of this data capture is to define boundaries for operational managed teams....

Historic Landfill Sites

Historic Landfill Sites is a spatial (polygon) dataset. These are landfill sites which have been taken off the Authorised Landfill Sites when the waste licence status changes to either: - Licence...

Open Access - Registered Common Land (CRoW Act)

The CRoW Act provides for public access on foot to certain types of land, amends the law relating to public rights of way, increases measures for the management and protection for Sites of Special...

National Inventory of Woodland and Trees

This file contains Forestry Commission's previous survey, the National Inventory of Woodland and Trees, and includes spatial data and associated metadata for the whole of Great Britain. This...

Main rivers

The statutory main river map is a 1:10,000 scale spatial (polyline) dataset that defines statutory watercourses designated by Natural Resources Wales as main rivers. The data is for Wales only....

EC Bathing Waters Historic Compliance 1988 to 2013

This dataset is an archive of data relevant to the old Bathing Water Directive (76/160/EEC) and won't be updated now the directive is no longer in force. For the latest bathing water quality...

Habitat Mapping for Conservation and Management of the Southern Irish Sea (HABMAP)

The HABMAP project was set up in response to the need for better spatial awareness of habitat distributions in the Southern Irish Sea. This work produced habitat maps of the seabed using novel...

Marine Licensing: Band 1 Sensitive Areas

NRW agreed, identified and documented which habitats and SAC features are sensitive to a range of Marine Licencing Band 1 activities. The dataset consists of 2 layers detailing information about...

Shoreline Management Plan and Coastal Erosion

The datasets shows the spatial coastal baseline which is split into 'frontages'. These are defined as lengths of coast with consistent characteristics based on the cliff behaviour characteristics...

Tranquil Areas Wales 2009

A map of the land of Wales, graded to show levels of Tranquillity. It results from combining several underlying layers of data, covering different factors that either contribute to tranquillity or...

National Marine Character Areas (NMCA)

Seascapes, like landscapes, reflect the relationship between people and place and the part it plays in forming the setting to our everyday lives. Marine Character Areas highlight the key natural,...

Local Nature Reserves (LNRs)

This spatial dataset contains the digital boundaries of Local Nature Reserves (LNRs) in Wales. Local Nature Reserves are established and managed by local authorities, following consultation with...

Water Framework Directive (WFD) Surface Water Cycle 2

This dataset is a GIS layer identifying the Surface Water Transfer (SWT) waterbodies managed under the Water Framework Directive and any related programmes. This includes SWT which are reported to...

Historic River Quality Objectives

The River Quality Objectives (RQO) classification was used for planning water quality improvements until 2006 when the scheme ended. The national RQO classification scheme ceased at the end of...

Regionally Important Geological and Geomorphological Sites (RIGS)

Regionally Important Geological and Geomorphological Sites (RIGS) data consisting of preliminary surveys on short forms, followed by more detailed long forms if the site is accepted by the RIGS...

Surface Water Temperature Archive up to 2007

Water temperature data is collected for different reasons and in different locations. Time series of surface water temperatures can provide indicators of climate change and associated ecological...

Terrestrial Phase 1 Habitat Survey

This dataset holds comprehensive habitat cover data for the whole of Wales derived from a programme of field recording that was begun by the Wales Field Unit (WFU) of the Nature Conservancy Council...

Modelling of Habitat Networks for Welsh Woodlands, Grasslands, Heathlands, Bogs and Fens

There is a growing emphasis on ecological connectivity in planning for effective biodiversity conservation and building ecosystem resilience. A major part of this is to counteract the negative...