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AGNPPAbove Ground Net Primary Productivity
AONBAreas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
AURNAutomatic Urban and Rural Network
BBSBreeding Bird Survey
BMSButterfly Monitoring Scheme
BRCBiological Records Centre
BTOBritish Trust for Ornithology
BUBangor University
CBCCommon Birds Census
CEHCentre for Ecology & Hydrology
CRNCustomer Reference Number
CSCountryside Survey
DADisadvantaged Area
DCWWDŵr Cymru Welsh Water
DEFRADepartment for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
DOCDissolved Organic Carbon

Environment Act
Environment Agency

eDNAEnvironmental DNA
EOEarth Observation
Resilience[Ecological] Resilience - the capacity of ecosystems to deal with disturbances whilst retaining their ability to deliver services and benefits now and in the future (Natural Resources Wales SoNaRR Report,  2016).
EUEuropean Union
FERAFera Science Limited; formerly the Food and Environment Research Agency - a joint venture co-owned by Capita and DEFRA.
FSAFood Standards Agency
FTFlux tower
FUWFarmers' Union of Wales
GHGGreenhouse Gases
GMEPGlastir Monitoring & Evaluation Programme
HEFHistoric Environment Feature
HNVHigh Nature Value [farmland]
INNSInvasive and Non-Native Species
IPPCInternational Panel for Climate Change
IPRIntellectual Property rights
JNCCJoint Nature Conservation Committee
LERCLocal Environmental Records Centres
LFALess Favoured Area
LidarLight Detection And Ranging - a surveying method that measures distance to a target with a scanning laser light to create a 3D map of a place or object
LISSLow Impact Silvicultural Systems
LOILoss On Ignition


Local Environmental Record Centres
Local Record Centres
LULUCFLand Use, Land Use Change and Forestry
MoUMemorandum of Understanding
N2ONitrous Oxide
Natura 2000European network of protected sites {under the Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive}
NBMPNational Bat Monitoring Programme
NBN AtlasNational Biodiversity Network
NDVINormalised Difference Vegetation Index
NFINational Forest Inventory
NFUNational Farmers Union Cymru
NGONon-Governmental Organisations
NNRNational Nature Reserves
NPKFertiliser (Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium)
NPMSNational Plant Monitoring Scheme
NRMNatural Resources Monitoring
NRMFNatural Resources Monitoring Framework
NRWNatural Resources Wales
OGLOpen Government Licence
ONSOffice for National Statistics
PAHPolycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon
PAWSPlanted Ancient Woodland Sites
PCBsPolychlorinated Biphenyls
PESPayments for Ecosystem Services
POCParticulate Organic Carbon
PoMSPollinator Monitoring Scheme
PROWPublic Right of Way
qPCRquantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
RAMSAR [site]A wetland area designated for its conservation value under the 1971 UNESCO Convention on Wetlands of International Importance.
RCUKResearch Councils UK
RDPRural Development Programme/Plan
RIMNETRadioactive Incident Monitoring Network
RNWASRestored Native Woodland on Ancient Sites
SACSpecial Areas of Conservation
SAGEScientific Advisory Group for Emergencies
SAMScheduled Ancient Monument
SCMSoil Carbon Management
SDASeverely Disadvantaged Area
SLMSustainable Land Management
SMNRSustainable Management of Natural Resources
SNMSoil Nutrient Management
SOCSoil Organic Carbon
SOMSoil Organic Matter
SoNaRRState of Natural Resources Reports
SPSustainability Principle
SPASpecial Protection Area
SROSenior Responsible Officer
SSSISite of Special Scientific Interest
STACScientific Technical Advisory Cell
TOMPToxic Organic Micro Pollutants  Network
TPOTree Preservation Order
UKBMSUK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme 
UKEAPUK Eutrophying and Acidifying Pollutants
UKEOFUK Environmental Observation Framework
UKSOUK Soil Observatory
WCBSWider Countryside Butterfly Survey
WFDWater Framework Directive
WFGWell Being of Future Generations Act
WGWelsh Government
WGNIWelsh Government National Indicators