Richard Shotbolt c. BMS

Richard Shotbolt

Written by Chris Raper, UK Species Inventory Manager Sadly, the end of March saw the passing of Richard Shotbolt, a great contributor to the UK…

NBN Trust – 20 in 2020

This year, the NBN Trust is celebrating its 20th anniversary. It was incorporated as a public limited company on 3 April 2000 and then registered…

Fox in garden Graham Williams Shutterstock

Looking for wildlife during lockdown

Wildlife charity, People’s Trust for Endangered Species, is calling for volunteers to record mammal sightings in their gardens, aiding national conservation efforts Although much of life…

Volunteering from home projects

Countryside Jobs Service (CJS) is collating information on volunteering opportunities that you can do from home, during the Coronavirus lockdown. As many citizen science projects…

Earthworm Data and Research Use

It is the aim of the Earthworm Society of Britain (ESB) to increase our understanding of earthworms in the UK and the ecological impact that…

Burial Grounds Portal Launch

Written by Liam Taylor, The Beautiful Burial Ground Project Burial grounds can be poorly understood in terms of their biodiversity when compared to other public…

TVERC Field Volunteer

Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre (TVERC) Field Volunteer Are you a nature enthusiast? Do you have experience in species identification and wildlife surveys? Would you like the…

Contacting the NBN Trust

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and UK Government advice, all NBN Trust staff are now working from home. If you need to contact us,…

Network News March 2020

View Network News March 2020. In this issue: NBN Trust Strategy – second stage survey NBN Trustee / Treasurer Two Masters Placements at NBN Trust…

Further Masters placement at NBN Trust

We are pleased to announce that Hauwa’u Uraifa Shehu, a Data Science Masters student at the University of Salford, Manchester, has started a 12 week…

All Party Parliamentary Group for Nature

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Nature (APPG for Nature) relaunched in Parliament on 24 February. The Group was originally launched in July 2019 and provides…

Guillemots at Fowlsheugh ©Lorne Gill SNH

Seabird declines may be slowing

The decline in Scotland’s breeding seabird numbers may be slowing down, a new report suggests. The latest biodiversity indicator published by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH)…

Research opportunity to participate

A research study to look at the resilience of people in ecology or environmental sectors in the United Kingdom is being undertaken and you are…

UK Cities CNC c. Andy Slater Ecorecord

City Nature Challenge 2020

Cities around the world will soon be competing to see who can make the most observations of nature and engage the most people in the…

Discovering Nature on my Doorstep

A new project, launched in February 2020, will bring young people on Glasgow’s Southside and nature closer together. Funded through the Future Routes Fund (SNH,…

Worm search (C) Olga Vinduskova

£1.64 million project boosts data recording

A £1.64 million project to boost biodiversity skills and expand the UK’s database of ‘unloved’ invertebrate species has so far resulted in the creation of…

Damien High

Masters placement at NBN Trust

We are pleased to announce that Damien High, a Masters student at the University of Salford, has started a 12 week long placement with the…

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