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The conservation work of the RSPB is reliant on the application of up to date, accurate data. We collect and analyse vast amounts of data each year which are then shared with other organisations around the world to ensure that the best decisions are made for wildlife.
We have a dedicated team of GIS and data specialists who work on preparing and presenting our conservation data.
Using specialist software, we conduct geospatial analysis of data to investigate geographic patterns. Analysed data outputs are mapped, and where appropriate are made available for wider use from the download area.
The GIS team maintains a definitive set of our reserve boundaries and other land holdings which can also be downloaded. The RSPB currently holds around 7 million species records, which fall into the following broad categories:
Many of these datasets are made available through the National Biodiversity Network Gateway, from where you can request access. If the data you require are not available on the NBN, a bespoke data request can be made from the Accessing RSPB GIS data page.
The download and usage of these datasets is subject to our terms and conditions.
RSPB England reserves 2014
Date: 26 June 2014
RSPB Northern Ireland reserves 2014
RSPB Scotland reserves 2014
RSPB Wales reserves 2014
RSPB UK reserves 2014