Magazine article Geographical

The National Biodiversity Network (NBN)

Magazine article Geographical

The National Biodiversity Network (NBN)

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When was the NBN founded and how?

The idea of a national biodiversity network that which would link sources of UK biodiversity information first arose during the 1980s, leading to the publication of a detailed blueprint in 1995. Five years later, a consortium of voluntary recording organisations and the principal environmental agencies founded the NBN Trust, which now helps to promote improved biological recording throughout the UK.

What does the NBN do?

The NBN is a voluntary network that aims to improve the collection and compilation of information about UK Wildlife in order to ensure the future of our natural environment.

Give an example of a current project

The NBN is currently concentrating on gathering bat records, together with records of the total fauna and flora of fresh waters throughout the UK. it's also responding to the new threat to our ladybird populations by recording and plotting the invasion of the introduced harlequin ladybird. …

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