What we're looking for
Monitoring of species throughout RSPBs sites is vital so that we can understand species, movements and population fluctuations. Capturing this data electronically so that it can be interrogated effectively, including mapping via RSPBs internally GIS system 'Merlin' allows us to model population changes and informs our management, helping us safeguard rare and threatened species. On our mid Wales network of reserves, we monitor many different taxa from a wide array of habitats, including birds, flowering plants, lichens, bryophytes, butterflies, moth, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. We have data that is captured on an annual basis, but we also have historical hard copy data which needs to be mobilised so that we can use it to understand how past management changes have influenced species on our sites. We are looking for someone to mobilise our annual data and start to mobilise our historic data using our GIS systems so that we can make the best use of all the data captured to help manage the reserves.