Craig Slawson

We are saddened to hear that one of our Network colleagues, Craig Slawson, passed away a few days ago.

Craig maintained the NBN’s LERC database for many years, before ALERC took over its development and maintenance.  He also kindly supplied many of his images to us for use in publications.

Our thoughts are with his wife and family at this sad time.


Taken from the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust website

Craig’s impact on Staffordshire’s biological recording, biodiversity and geodiversity has been hugely important. He was a font of knowledge and will be greatly missed.

Craig first worked for Staffordshire Wildlife Trust (SWT) in the early 1990s before moving to the Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust to establish EcoRecord, the biological records centre for the West Midlands. Craig returned to Staffordshire in 2000 to take a role at Staffordshire Ecological Record (SER), based with SWT. Craig’s technical and taxonomic knowledge was vital in the development of SER. The biological records SER holds influences all aspects of SWT’s conservation work from reserve management to its planning responses to the developing Nature Recovery Network, which is Craig’s legacy.

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