Our evidence and reports
Our approach to gathering evidence, what information is available, and where you can access it.
Find out how we use evidence to validate our work and how you can access our research, surveys, monitoring, analysis and geographical data.
Library and information services
Visit our library or request information from our extensive and up-to-date collection of scientific and technical books, reports, journals and publications.
Research on forestry
Forestry research supports effective responses to the challenges that society faces.
Welsh Outdoor Recreation Survey
The Welsh Outdoor Recreation Survey (WORS) measures participation in outdoor recreation by adults living in Wales, including the associated health and economic benefits. It also covers public attitudes towards biodiversity, along with actions that people take to protect the environment.
Wales Otter Report 2009-10
This is the fifth otter survey of Wales, following on from those completed in 1977-78, 1984-85, 1991 and 2002.
Guidance to inform marine mammal and tidal stream energy sites in Wales
NRW Evidence Report, Natural Resources Wales, Bangor
Biennial Report – Reservoir Safety 2013-15
Our first biennial report covers the period from Natural Resources Wales' inception in April 2013 to 31 March 2015
The State of Contaminated Land in Wales April 2016
Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 places a statutory duty on the appropriate agency to produce a report on progress made in identifying and remediating contaminated land. As the new environmental body for Wales assuming this role, Natural Resources Wales has produced the first ‘Wales only’ report on progress under the Part 2A contaminated land regime.
Find details of our research, analytical and environment testing services available to new and existing customers.
The State of Natural Resources Report (SoNaRR) 2016
Assessment of the sustainable management of natural resources.
Flood and coastal erosion risk management research
A research programme focused on flood and coastal erosion risk management.