NFBR Autumn 2017 newsletter and 2018 Conference

The latest edition of the NFBR newsletter is now available.

It includes updates on the work being carried out by Records Centres and Recording Schemes across the country and showcases important work being done by students and the invaluable contribution recorders make to our understanding of wildlife distributions. There are a couple of new regular features: a taxonomy round up of changes to the NBN UK Species Inventory and spotlight interviews with a Local Environmental Records Centre and a national recording scheme. It can be read online together with earlier editions.

NFBR Conference

The NFBR has also announced that its next conference will be in Shrewsbury/Preston Montford from 10-12th May 2018

It will be held in conjunction with Field Studies Council and Manchester Metropolitan university on the topic of Skill Development in Biological Recording. Conference objectives include considering which skills recorders need, reviewing results of gap analyses and sharing best practice in transferring skills. If you have something to say about developing skills and would like to contribute to the conference programme, please get in touch with Please check the NFBR website for more information about booking in the New Year.

An independent voice for recording, the National Forum for Biological Recording (NFBR) promotes and supports biological recording and the use of biodiversity information. Membership includes individual naturalists, national organisations and recording societies, local records centres and their staff. As well as facilitating discussion on social media, NFBR produces two newsletters a year featuring articles from across the recording community and organises an annual conference addressing current biological recording issues.

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