The National Biodiversity Network is a collaborative partnership created to exchange biodiversity information. It is a charity, with a membership including many UK wildlife conservation organisations, government, country agencies, environmental agencies, local environmental records centres and many voluntary groups.
Glasgow Museum Biological Record Centre
GMBRC collects, collates and disseminates information about wildlife in the Greater Glasgow and surrounding area.
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. …
We are committed to ensuring that development is truly sustainable and that developers maximise opportunities for biodiversity enhancement. “We…
British Mycological Society
Supporting the study of all aspects of fungal science, raising public understanding and conserving the diversity of fungi.
Wild Surveys Ltd
We are an ecological consultancy providing surveys for protected species, mitigation and licensing and are qualified and bat licensed tree…
Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre
BRERC is the central repository for biodiversity and geodiversity data for the West of England. Click on the Data…
South West London Environment Network (SWLEN)
We facilitate the preservation of biodiversity through management of the Richmond Biodiversity Partnership and implementing the Biodiversity Action Plan.
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…
We own and care for 70 acres of pasture, woodland and seashore, running it within Defra's Countryside Stewardship scheme, to…
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.
Bristol Natural History Consortium
BNHC's collaborative partnership reflects Bristol’s reputation as a leading centre for the understanding and appreciation of the natural world. Our…
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.
We have 17 years' experience in the NBN helping clients collect, analyse and visualise spatial environmental and social data to plan…
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.
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.
We sell top quality British plants and seeds from our community of suppliers and plant, sow and manage sites too.…
Bumblebee Conservation Trust
The Bumblebee Conservation Trust works to monitor, conserve and protect all of Britain's bumblebee species
Lincolnshire Environmental Records Centre (LERC)
The GLNP works on strategic policy and information, including the Lincolnshire Environmental Records Centre, Local Sites, Nature Strategy and Geodiversity.
Herts Environmental Records Centre (HERC)
We collect, collate, manage and share information on species, habitats and important wildlife and geological sites in Hertfordshire
Marine Biological Association
Promotes scientific research into marine life, including the environment on which it depends, disseminating to the public the knowledge gained.
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.
Vital Ecology has extensive project experience and delivers high quality and reliable ecological services
Developing cooperative community-based action to enhance biodiversity and help Mull’s wildlife, community and visitors to benefit each other.
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.
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…
Suffolk Biodiversity Information Service
Operating as an independent and objective centre for biodiversity data we collate, manage and mobilise species and site information …
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…
Dumfries and Galloway Environmental Resources Centre (DGERC)
DGERC collates, manages and shares information about the region’s wildlife and provides support to a network of local wildlife recorders
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,…
Scottish Natural Heritage
Promoting the understanding, enjoyment, and care of nature in Scotland Click on the Data Sharing Badge to view the…
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
Promoting evidence-based conservation and management of mammals Click on the Data Sharing Badge to view the current Mammal…
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
We are a local charity working to protect and conserve Yorkshire's wild places and wildlife for all to enjoy.
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.
Scottish Biodiversity Information Forum
Established in 2012 to bring together organizations managing biodiversity data in order to address issues inhibiting data mobilisation.
Bat Conservation Trust
BCT’s vision is a world rich in wildlife where bats and people thrive together.
Wiltshire & Swindon Biological Records Centre
We collate, manage, interpret and disseminate wildlife, habitat and sites data, delivering information to partners, customers and the wider public.
Essex Wildlife Trust
Essex Wildlife Trust Records Centre collates and manages biological records to promote data sharing in Essex.
Ministry of Justice
The Ecology team aims to protect our valuable native species and habitats from decline within the Ministry of Justice estate.
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.
Field Studies Council
Taking inspiration from the world around us, appreciating its needs and protecting its diversity and beauty for future generations.
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!
Friends of the Earth
This demands the rapid scaling up of solutions, the scaling back of the causes, and a transformation in people’s relationship…
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
To be the world’s leading gardening charity by inspiring passion and excellence in the practice of horticulture. Click on…
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
Together we have a mission to create Living Landscapes, secure Living Seas and to inspire people to value nature.
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
Working towards a network of healthy, resilient ecosystems supporting expanding communities of native species across Scotland.
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.
Are you an open data champion? The 2018 Ebbe Nielsen Challenge will award up to €34,000 in prizes to the…
9 May 2018
How can natural sciences collections in UK museums support nature conservation and ecological research, policy and management effectively? UK museums…
8 May 2018
3 May 2018
This is an open invitation to anyone in the biodiversity community in Scotland who would like to learn more about,…
2 May 2018
A successful stakeholder engagement day was held for the NBN Atlas Wales on 25 April at the National Library in Aberystwyth. At…
2 May 2018
The SBIF Review Highlight Report for March and April was published last week (w/c 23 April) and contains our Latest Update, a summary of recent activity…
1 May 2018
We have recently been receiving donations through the PayPal giving fund – the donations come to us anonymously so we…
1 May 2018
Two positions for Data & GIS Specialists for Sustainable Management of Natural Resources & Wellbeing of Future Generations, are now…
1 May 2018
The Identification Trainers for the Future (IDTFF) project was developed as a work based training programme for individuals that are…
30 April 2018
Wood pasture is an important habitat, positively teeming with life and vital to preserve. If you can’t picture what this…
30 April 2018
This year’s NFBR conference is organised in partnership with the Field Studies Council and Manchester Metropolitan University on the very…
30 April 2018
30 April 2018
Mark the return of Spring by listening out for the cuckoo! The Centre for Environmental Data and Recording (CEDaR) is…
24 April 2018
The YOUng MARine RESearchers 9 (YOUMARES9) conference will take place at Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg (Germany) from the…
24 April 2018
The UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship scheme (FLF) aims to develop, retain, attract and sustain research and innovation talent in the…
24 April 2018
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 biological recording, as well as the Strategy which is underpinning NBN work.
- RT @_BCT_: Get involved in monitoring bats in your area by becoming a citizen scientist with the National Bat Monitoring Programme @BCT_NBMP Lots of benefits from joining in - find a survey to suit you https://t.co/K05ka9w75A https://t.co/uS55OKYfY3,
- I am afraid the sender didn't tell us the cause of death.... https://t.co/9yPoa83cRc,
- Despite managing @NBNAtlas, we in the #Nottingham office don't usually deal with actual wildlife samples (on a day-to-day basis). But look what turned up in an envelope today for identification! https://t.co/6KukfW3eLB,