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Data Enquiries


The natural history data we hold is available to anyone with an interest in biodiversity.


We are currently under-staffed, so please bear with us. We aim to respond to all enquiries within seven business days. *14/02/2024: We have recently experienced technical issues, so if you haven't heard from us by 21/02/2024, please get in touch. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.*

Any personal data submitted will be managed in accordance with the HMWT privacy policy and in line with Data Protection Act 2018, General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR).

Step 1:

Make a Data Enquiry

Please download and fill in our Data Enquiry Form to request access to our data. You should then email the form to


HERC may make a charge to commercial users of the service. Most commercial searches cost £120.00 ex VAT, but please fill out our form to get a quote. We will send you a quotation for your data request before any costs are incurred.

Step 2:

Accept a Quote

Once you have received a quote and a HERC quote reference number, please fill in the web-form below to order your data search. We attempt to return all data search results within seven working days of receipt of this form.


If you cannot see the form below, please try using a different web browser, or inform us by email at

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