The National Biodiversity Network (NBN) is a collaborative partnership created to exchange biodiversity information. The NBN Trust, the charity which oversees and facilitates the development of the Network, has a membership including many UK wildlife conservation organisations, government, country agencies, environmental agencies, local environmental records centres and many voluntary groups.
Suffolk Biodiversity Information Service
Operating as an independent and objective centre for biodiversity data we collate, manage and mobilise species and site information …
Field Studies Council
Taking inspiration from the world around us, appreciating its needs and protecting its diversity and beauty for future generations. …
Plantlife International is a conservation charity working nationally and internationally to save threatened wild plants and fungi. They are the…
Ecological Continuity Trust (ECT)
The ECT was formed in 2008 in direct response to the loss of long-term ecological experiments (LTEs) across the UK.…
Xander Johnston AKA AntBoy, is a 14 year old entomologist specialising in wood ants and rare and endangered species found…
Black Foxes UK
Black Foxes UK CIC is a Social Enterprise and Community Interest Company (CIC) consisting of a small group of animal keepers,…
James’ passion for wildlife recording was first developed by posting sightings on the citizen science website iSpot, where over several…
QTS was founded in 1992 by Managing Director, Alan McLeish, following a £300 loan from his mother. The company is…
NatureScot is the lead public body responsible for advising Scottish Ministers on all matters relating to the natural heritage. Our…
University Centre Sparsholt & Sparsholt College
Located in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, the specialist facilities at UCS enhance learning and provide the best industry standard experience.…
We sell top quality British plants and seeds from our community of suppliers and plant, sow and manage sites too.…
National Museums Liverpool
We exist to allow you, and future generations, to learn from and enjoy our amazing, varied collections and venues.
NatureSpot is a registered charity, established in 2009 with the aim of promoting the wildlife and wild places of Leicestershire…
Friends of Combe Valley
FoCV is a national charity dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of wildlife and landscape in Combe Valley Countryside Park…
Woodmeadow Trust, established in 2013 to specifically address the catastrophic decline in biodiversity, is a pioneering charity taking practical action…
Merlin Ringing Supplies
Suppliers of mist nets and other materials for ringing of birds and bats by qualified licensed ringers from UK and…
Nature Photographers Limited
A specialist photo library run by renowned professional photographers and natural history experts. Nature Photographers Limited…
The Rock Pool Project
The overall aim of the Rock Pool Project is to empower us all to improve our relationship with the marine…
I believe that it is important to engage young people with nature through bird ringing, bio-blitzs & nest recording surveys.…
Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust
Working with the local community towards a better future for wildlife, people and the green spaces we all love.
Countryside Jobs Service
CJS is an ethical business working in harmony with environmental professionals to conserve the British countryside and natural world. Motivated…
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
RBGE’s extensive Herbarium numbers nearly three million international (½ million UK) specimens representing half to two thirds of the world’s…
Staffordshire Ecological Record
SER holds information about the ecology and geology of Staffordshire, including over species records, habitats and local wildlife/geological sites.
Nottingham Urban Wildlife Scheme
NUWS acts as a strategic body and engages partners to develop our City as a Living Landscape
Centre for Environmental Data and Recording CEDaR
CEDaR is responsible for collecting, collating, managing and disseminating records of terrestrial, freshwater and marine species for Northern Ireland.
Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Environmental Records Centre (BMERC)
We collect and share information about local biodiversity and geology in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes.
We specialise in making apps and websites for ecological projects, in particular those focusing on data collection and geospatial data.
South West Scotland Environmental Information Centre
Formerly known as Dumfries and Galloway Environmental Resources Centre (DGERC), the South West Scotland Environmental Information Centre (SWSEIC) is the…
Natural History Consortium
The Natural History Consortium is a charitable collaboration of 14 organisations working together on a shared mission: to develop, test…
To provide a comprehensive and expanding online resource, specifically aimed at developing a greater interest in Nottinghamshire's diverse invertebrate fauna.
Glasgow Museums Biological Records Centre
GMBRC collects, collates and disseminates information about wildlife in the Greater Glasgow and surrounding area. It is the LERC for…
BRISC (Biological Recording in Scotland)
We promote the gathering of wildlife data in Scotland, to increase awareness and ensure that effective conservation action is taken.
Trax Solutions Limited
Tree surveyor, phase 1 ecology and PEA specialist, aerial bat inspections. Helliwell assessment and valuations
The Linnean Society of London
The Linnean Society aims to support the study of the natural world through its collections, events, academic journals, education resources…
Earthworm Society of Britain
The ESB aims to promote and support scientific research so that earthworms and their environment can be better understood. In…
We are committed to ensuring that development is truly sustainable and that developers maximise opportunities for biodiversity enhancement. “We take…
British Mycological Society
Supporting the study of all aspects of fungal science, raising public understanding and conserving the diversity of fungi.
Wild Surveys Ltd
Wild Surveys is an ecological consultancy based in central Scotland, providing ecological and environmental services and support across the country.…
Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre
BRERC is the central repository for biodiversity and geodiversity data for the West of England. Click on the Data…
Greenspace Information for Greater London CIC (GiGL)
GiGL collates, manages and makes available detailed information on London’s natural environment via a range of services.
Felixstowe’s Community Nature Reserve
Our community nature reserve is composed of small areas in local people’s garden’s, allotments, window boxes and other small spaces.
British Ecological Society
We represent the ecological community and our many activities include the publication of international journals, grant funding, scientific meetings, career…
Gloucestershire Centre for Environmental Records
We work with wildlife enthusiasts to collate information about Gloucestershire’s natural environment, providing vital evidence for monitoring, interpretation and conservation.
Cheveley Biodiversity Group
Working with specialists to explore, record, publicise and protect the biodiversity of our parish – unique in East Anglia, land…
Terrestrial Heteroptera Recording Scheme
Tristan Bantock is an entomologist with a specialist interest in Hemiptera and a broad knowledge of most insect groups.
Longhorn Beetle Recording Scheme
The scheme aims to promote the recording of longhorn beetles and map their distribution.
Seasearch is for volunteer divers who want to learn more about the marine environment and help to protect it. …
Buglife actively works to save Britain’s rarest little animals, everything from bees to beetles, worms to woodlice and jumping spiders…
Cladocera Interest Group
An internet based, informal alliance of naturalists. We research, record and freely distribute data on the biodiversity of cladocera.
Acquires caddis distribution records and believes the NBN has a key role in making this data widely available. In 2019…
Glasgow Natural History Society
We enjoy one of the biggest memberships for a natural history society in Scotland. Its monthly meetings and lectures in the…
Caring for God’s Acre
We work nationally to promote conservation within burial grounds, focussing on biodiversity plus built and social history. Find out…
Sponsored by Defra, we help to protect England’s nature and landscapes for people to enjoy and for the services they…
Working to protect the water quality of our rivers, further the understanding of riverfly populations and actively conserve riverfly habitats.
Bumblebee Conservation Trust
The Bumblebee Conservation Trust works to monitor, conserve and protect all of Britain's bumblebee species
Cofnod – North Wales Environmental Information Service
Access high-resolution data from the region’s largest wildlife database, using our time-saving data services for Consultants and Recorders.
Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre (TVERC)
We manage and share information on species, habitats and important wildlife and geological sites in Berkshire and Oxfordshire.
Lancashire Environment Record Network
The LERN partnership collects, collates, manages and disseminates information relating to the bio and geo-diversity of Lancashire. Click on the…
Butterfly Conservation improves landscapes for butterflies and moths, creating a better environment for us all.
West Wales Biodiversity Information Centre
We collate, manage and disseminate species records and other environmental information for the counties of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.
Soldierflies and Allies Recording Scheme
The scheme collates records for 11 Diptera families, to promote enjoyment, study and conservation of the species and their habitats.
Dipterists Forum promotes the study, recording and conservation of true flies (Diptera) in the British Isles. We conduct field meetings &…
iSpotnature (Open University)
Friendly online community of wildlife enthusiasts and experts: share observations, get help with identification and learn about what you’ve seen.
National Forum for Biological Recording
We seek to promote biological recording and its importance in maintaining the UK’s biodiversity, and support collecting and interpreting high…
British Bryological Society
The BBS has a full programme of field meetings, a paper reading meeting, recording & research projects, an international academic journal…
South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre (SEWBReC)
Supporting biological recorders and engaging partners to collate, manage and provide access to best-available biodiversity data for our region
British Myriapod & Isopod Group
Actively developing identification resources and encouraging recording to improve our knowledge and conservation of centipedes, millipedes and woodlice and waterlice.
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Environmental Records Centre (CPERC)
CPERC manages species and habitat data to provide the most comprehensive source of local biodiversity information for our area
Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre
One of many local environmental record centres around the UK – we collect, manage and disseminate biodiversity data, providing an…
Environmental Records Information Centre North East
ERIC manages species, habitat and site data in NE UK, provides data services and support to data users and stakeholders.
Making it easy to identify and record your observations of birds and butterflies with nature and wildlife apps for iPhone, iPad…
Lorn Natural History Group
Our recording area covers much of mainland Argyll. We are currently trying to increase the amount of data we have from under-recorded…
RECORD brings biological recording, the needs of the community, and a range of organisations together as a 'one-stop' information resource
Outer Hebrides Biological Recording
Collating and managing biological records from the Outer Hebrides to help conserve our natural heritage
Highland Biological Recording Group
Founded in 1986 to encourage and support biological recording by residents and visitors in this sparsely populated but biologically rich…
The Wildlife Information Centre
TWIC collects, collates and disseminates information about the wildlife in our area & provides support to new and experienced recorders.
British Trust for Ornithology
Increasing knowledge of birds and other wildlife, and their relationships with the environment and people
British Lichen Society
The BLS works to promote the study and conservation of lichens and their habitats and welcomes all who are interested,…
National Museums Scotland
A repository of over 10 million specimens helping us understand the natural world and our place in it.
Northamptonshire Biodiversity Records Centre
NBRC exists to meet the wildlife information needs of people and organisations, helping inform positive outcomes for the county’s environment…
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Supporting recording and bringing together and making available information on Cumbria’s natural history, wildlife sites and habitats for education, research…
The Mammal Society
The Mammal Society is a charity advocating science-led mammal conservation. Established in 1954, the society leads efforts to collect and…
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is a charity dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring wildlife and wild places in Yorkshire. Our vision…
BIS for Powys & Brecon Beacons National Park
BIS provides a means to ensure that the best possible use is made of local wildlife records for its protection.…
Freshwater Biological Association
Founded in 1929, the FBA is dedicated to increasing the understanding and sustainable management of fresh waters
Bedfordshire and Luton Biodiversity Recording and Monitoring Centre
We gather verified species records; map and record habitat data from across the county; and maintain definitive information about sites…
Norfolk Biodiversity Information Service
NBIS collects, collates, and interprets high quality species, geodiversity, habitats and protected sites data. NBIS is an accredited ALERC member.
Bat Conservation Trust
BCT’s vision is a world rich in wildlife where bats and people thrive together.
Essex Wildlife Trust Biological Records Centre
Essex Wildlife Trust Records Centre collates and manages biological records to promote data sharing in Essex.
Natural Resources Wales
Proud to be leading the way to a better future for Wales by managing the environment and natural resources sustainably.…
Fife Nature Records Centre
Bringing together information on local wildlife, making it easier for all to access and use for conservation. Fife’s Local Environmental…
Tachinid Recording Scheme
The scheme collates Tachinid from Great Britain and the Channel island, species distribution maps are displayed via the NBN.
Yorkshire Naturalists’ Union
Formed in 1861, the YNU is a charity dedicated to studying and recording the fauna and flora of Yorkshire.
Environmental Records Centre for Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly
Working to collate, manage and disseminate wildlife and habitat information for the better conservation of Cornwall and Scilly.
Association of Local Environmental Records Centres
Building a support-based network of knowledge and advice to meet the needs of its members.
Dorset Environmental Records Centre
Providing data for conservation, ecological and geological work in Dorset.
Freshwater Flatworm Recording Scheme
The National Recording Scheme for Freshwater Tricladida. Just a baker’s dozen of species!
Shropshire Ecological Data Network
Financially supporting experts in collection and distribution of biodiversity data for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin.
British Dragonfly Society
Promoting and encouraging the study, conservation, public awareness and understanding of Dragonflies and their habitats in the UK.
Royal Horticultural Society
As a charity, we want to inspire a passion for gardening and growing plants, promote the value of gardens, demonstrate…
Sharing and supporting wildlife recording in Sefton, Liverpool, Knowsley and St Helens. Ensuring a future for our local wildlife. …
North East Scotland Biological Records Centre
NESBReC collates, manages and provides biological information for Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen City, Moray and the Cairngorms National Park.
Porcupine Marine Natural History Society
The Society encourages a wider understanding of the biology, ecology and distribution of marine organisms.
Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Providing evidence and advice to support sustainable use of our natural resources. Bringing together members from the nature conservation bodies for England,…
The Wildlife Trusts
The Wildlife Trusts is a grassroots movement of people from a wide range of backgrounds and all walks of life,…
Supplies services to 1.5 million customers in Essex and Suffolk and services to 2.7 million customers in the north-east
We protect and campaign on behalf of this country’s woods, plant more trees, and restore ancient woodland, for people and…
Scottish Wildlife Trust
For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its…
Inspiring everyone to protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again.
People’s Trust for Endangered Species
We bring people together to save our wildlife for the future.
Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum in London is a museum of natural history that exhibits a vast range of specimens from…
The National Trust works to preserve and protect the coastline, countryside and buildings of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Record, share & explore data with the National Biodiversity Network
News & events
As the UK’s largest partnership for nature, there is always something new and exciting going on across the Network. Here you can find all the latest news and upcoming events.
The Heritage Fund is partnering with Groundwork UK to deliver paid, nature-based work placements for young people in natural heritage…
11 August 2022
Global demand for environmental monitoring technologies and data systems is expected to increase, due to an increasing awareness of the…
11 August 2022
View Network News – August 2022. In this issue: NBN Conference 2022 Rebooted – rediscovering wildlife recording #5 NBN Atlas…
4 August 2022
European bison released in Kent will help restore the countryside near Canterbury to its natural state. The project, led by…
4 August 2022
Defra has announced new legislation that will provide legal protections for beavers in England and could pave the way for…
4 August 2022
Natural England and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) are building new digital services to enable a…
4 August 2022
View Network News – July 2022. In this issue: NBN Awards for Wildlife Recording 2022 - last chance to nominate!…
13 July 2022
In mid June, as part of Darwin Tree of Life’s public engagement activities, a two day BioBlitz was held at Little…
12 July 2022
For the past four years, botanical artist and illustrator, Lucy T Smith, has been working with horticulturalist Carlos Magdalena and…
12 July 2022
The purpose of this NERC funded programme is to explore the gaps and integration between the financial system and biodiversity.…
12 July 2022
Written by Clare Blencowe, Recorder 6 Steering Group It was in April 2019 that we introduced the annual licence fee…
12 July 2022
Written by Dr Adrian Cooper Felixstowe's Community Nature Reserve (FCNR), located on the Suffolk coast, was created in May 2015.…
12 July 2022
New research published in PLOS ONE has discovered the extent to which common toads live in trees. It is the…
12 July 2022
We are delighted to hear that the Beautiful Burial Ground Project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund has been…
12 July 2022
View Network News – June 2022. In this issue: Nominations open for NBN Awards for Wildlife Recording 2022 Save the…
8 June 2022
Help make a difference
There are many ways in which you can get involved with the Network and here are just a few examples
Tools & Resources
Find out more about the tools available to help with wildlife recording, as well as the NBN Strategy and other related websites.
- RT @TheDeepHull: @BIAZA zoos & aquariums manage sites carefully to support native species/habitats. Help us assess the Biodiversity at The Deep for the 'Spotted on Site' campaign in partnership with @NBNTrust & @inaturalist https://t.co/ORXzQd5lQE #SpottedOnSite #CitizenScience #TheDeepHull https://t.co/7pL7EmgFrm
- RT @earthwormsoc: Free webinar introducing earthworms and recording them in Wiltshire. Hosted by @WiltsWildlife #earthworm #earthworms #wiltshire @___BRC___ @_NFBR @NBNTrust @BritEntSoc @amentsoc https://t.co/Te0ErDlBng
- RT @WilmaCGH: Rhyssa persuasoria Sabre wasp on @EdinburghNats outing to Leadburn community wood. @RSFS1854 @ColinEd48757415 We saw 4 or 5 and despite having looked at many piles of logs over the years that’s the first I’ve seen. https://t.co/mCDh5Jxg87