Last year I was very lucky to receive the Gilbert White Youth Award for Terrestrial and Freshwater Recording, which you can read about here.
I have been passionate about nature for as long as I can remember, and I visit my local reserve or just comb my garden for interesting bugs at every opportunity. Winning an award for what I love doing was such a surprise, but it has inspired me to take an even greater interest in the natural world that is everywhere around us. The Gilbert White award demonstrates the importance of biological recording and highlights the importance of the records collected for the future of biodiversity on this planet! I am proud to have been the inaugural winner.
So, this year, for the second time, the National Biodiversity Network is presenting awards for biological recording and information sharing. There are 6 awards this year, which are:
- 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
- A group award
- John Sawyer NBN Open Data Award
All of the awards apart from the John Sawyer NBN Open Data Award require nominations of people who you think are suitable for the award. The youth awards are for people under 18 years of age by the deadline. If you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the world of biological recording, please nominate them here before the 31st July.