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Nominations are now open for 3rd UK Awards for Biological Recording and Information Sharing

Building on the success of the previous two years, the National Biodiversity Network, the National Forum for Biological Recording and the Biological Records Centre are launching the third UK Awards for Biological Recording and Information Sharing. Once again FSC is proud to be a sponsor of one of the Awards.

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

These contributions can include anything from a significant number of records made in a year, the number of participants at a BioBlitz, plugging of gaps in knowledge in a specific area of the UK, through to the number of datasets available for download, technical innovation in recording wildlife or encouraging participation through the development of apps or games etc.

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There are six categories of awards this year: 

  • Gilbert White Youth Award for terrestrial and freshwater wildlife recording
  • Gilbert White Adult Award for terrestrial and freshwater wildlife recording
  • David Robertson Youth Award for marine and coastal wildlife recording
  • David Robertson Adult Award for marine and coastal wildlife recording
  • Lynne Farrell Group Award for wildlife recording in any environment – group members may be of all ages
  • Adult Newcomer Award

FSC is supporting the Lynne Farrell Group Award this year and encourage you to consider any person or group you may know that could be nominated.  

Nominating someone for an award couldn’t be simpler, you can even nominate yourself! Just complete the appropriate Awards nomination form and return it to the National Biodiversity Network by 31 July 2017.

 

Thursday, May 25, 2017