Project dates: 2018-2022
Funder: National Lottery Heritage Fund

The Field Studies Council BioLinks project was a five-year initiative funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund that trained thousands in invertebrate identification and biological recording.

Through subsidised training courses, learning opportunities, free resources, and digital tools, the project boosted the number of invertebrate biological records and transferred identification skills to over 5,500 learners.

This £1.2 million project has been hailed a success and there is hope it will form the national ‘blueprint’ for future initiatives that support conservation. Project reports and findings can all be found through links on this page, with the hope that they provide valuable insight for new projects.

  • Young people outdoors looking in at insects
  • Young Darwin Scholars identifying insects with Holly Dillon
  • Young people looking in to microscopes