The Wildlife Information Centre

Biological data for south-east and part of central Scotland

Bog Pondweed (Potamogeton polygonifolius)
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Welcome to The Wildlife Information Centre (TWIC) website

Dark Green Fritillary (c) Ron McBeath

TWIC is the Local Environmental Records Centre for south-east & central Scotland that collects, collates and disseminates information about wildlife in our area. Refer to our map below for the area we cover.

TWIC is part of a network of Local Environmental Records Centres in the UK. For more information on how TWIC is funded and run please see our About Us pages.

TWIC holds data on species, habitats and designated sites for our area. At present our database holds over 4 million species records. Find out how to request data here.

TWIC organises a training and events programme to support new and existing recorders. We attend events and run wildlife surveys and occasional BioBlitz events to inspire a new generation of naturalists.

We are recruiting! We are currently seeking a new full time and permanent GIS and Data Officer to join our team. For more information, please visit our Vacancies page.

An online interactive webapp that allows users to explore how many records are present in our database.

Hover your mouse over a Local Authority in the map to learn how many records are available for the highlighted area. You can also search for a town to see if it falls within our boundary.

Map contains Ordnance Survey data copyright Crown copyright and database right 2021.

TWIC is a company limited by guarantee - registered in Scotland No. SC234339. A recognised Scottish Charity SC034113. This project is supported by NatureScot.