Nominations have opened for the 2017 UK Awards for Biological Recording and Information Sharing!
Developed in 2015 by the National Biodiversity Network, the National Forum for Biological Recording, and the Biological Records Centre, these annual Awards celebrate the individuals, the newcomers, and the groups of people or organisations that are making outstanding contributions to biological recording, and improving our understanding of the natural world in the UK.
There are six categories of awards this year:
Gilbert White Youth Award for terrestrial and freshwater wildlife
Gilbert White Adult Award for terrestrial and freshwater wildlife
David Robertson Youth Award for marine and coastal wildlife
David Robertson Adult Award for marine and coastal wildlife
Lynne Farrell Group Award for wildlife recording
Adult Newcomer Award
All too often the painstaking work that individual and groups of biological recorders undertake is not publically recognised. So help them put that right, and nominate your unsung hero!
Nominating someone couldn't be simpler, just fill in their short form explaining how your nominee is making an exceptional contribution in the world of UK biological recording. You can even nominate yourself!
Nominations close on 31 July, so please don't leave it too late. Voting forms can be found at the National Biodiversity Network's website.
This year, the five short-listed nominees from each award category will be announced on 29 September, giving them the opportunity to recognise the achievements of more biological recorders than in previous years.
The winners will be announced at a special ceremony that is part of the National Biodiversity Network's annual conference in November.