Wildlife recording champions announced

The results of the awards celebrating biological recorders have been revealed.

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Wildlife recording champions announced

The winners at the evening ceremony © National Biodiversity Network

 

The exceptional contributions of some UK naturalists to biological recordings were recognised in an evening ceremony at the National Museum Cardiff.

The UK Awards for Biological Recording and Information Sharing was originally set up in 2015 by the National Biodiversity Network (NBN), the National Forum for Biological Recording and the Biological Records Centre.

“The painstaking work that individual and groups of biological recorders undertake over many years is all too often not publicly recognised,” says Professor Michael Hassell, chairman of the NBN.

"We wanted to correct that, and celebrate the outstanding contributions that British biological recorders have made to improving our understanding of wildlife in the UK."

The awards are split into six categories to celebrate adults and young people, different habitats, and groups.

 

The full list of winners:

 

David Robertson Adult Award for recording marine and coastal wildlife: Paula Lightfoot

David Robertson Youth Award for recording marine and coastal wildlife: Mhairi McCann

Gilbert White Adult Award for recording terrestrial and freshwater wildlife: Peter Hodge

Gilbert White Youth Award for recording terrestrial and freshwater wildlife: Jann Billker

Adult Newcomer Award for biological recording: Liam Olds

Lynne Farrell group award for biological recording: Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership

John Sawyer Open Data Award: Seasearch

 

Read more wildlife news stories in BBC Wildlife Magazine

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