Who is your wildlife recording hero?

Nominations are now open for the UK Awards for Biological Recording and Information Sharing.

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Who is your wildlife recording hero?

The winners of the 2017 Awards. Find out more about the 2017 winners here.

 

Building on the success of the previous three years, the National Biodiversity Network (NBN), the National Forum for Biological Recording and the Biological Records Centre are launching the fourth UK Awards for Biological Recording and Information Sharing.

Six categories recognise and celebrate the outstanding contributions made by individual adults, young people and groups to biological recording, which is helping to improve our understanding of the UK’s wildlife.

“It is lamentable that the vital work of countless wildlife recorders is often not publicly recognised,” says Prof Michael Hassell, chairman of the NBN Trust. “So come on, help us correct this oversight by nominating your unsung wildlife superstars!”

Individual adult or youth nominees can receive a prize for recording terrestrial and freshwater or marine and coastal wildlife.  Participating groups can win for recording wildlife in any environment.  Additionally, there is an award for adult newcomers that was added to the competition last year.

Contributions can include filling geographic or taxonomic gaps in wildlife knowledge, encouraging and facilitating participation, verifying records, teaching or mentoring recorders, or creating and sharing tools and resources to support biological recording and increasing participation.

Find out how you can get involved on the NBN website.

 

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