UK Wildlife Awards

What are the UK Awards for Biological Recording and Information Sharing?

They are annual awards to 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.  Developed in 2015 by the National Biodiversity Network, in partnership with the National Forum for Biological Recording and the Biological Records Centre, there are six categories of awards:

  • Gilbert White Youth Award for recording terrestrial and freshwater wildlife
  • Gilbert White Adult Award for recording terrestrial and freshwater wildlife
  • David Robertson Youth Award for recording marine and coastal wildlife
  • David Robertson Adult Award for recording marine and coastal wildlife
  • Lynne Farrell Group Award for recording wildlife
  • Adult Newcomer Award for recording wildlife

 Why would I be interested?

As someone already interested in wildlife, you will have met many inspiring and enthusiastic individuals and groups on your journey.  Yet, all too often the painstaking work that individual and groups of biological recorders undertake is not publicly recognised.  So why not help us put that right, and nominate your unsung hero(es) and groups for these awards?  You can even nominate yourself!

 Prizes to be won!

This year our prizes are being generously sponsored by Opticron, Paramo clothing, the Field Studies Council, Nature Photographers Ltd, British Wildlife magazine and National History Book Service Ltd.

 How do I nominate someone?

It couldn’t be simpler! Just visit: and download the appropriate nomination form.  Complete the form explaining how your nominee is making an exceptional contribution in the world of UK biological recording.  You may nominate yourself if you like.

 Is there a closing date?

Yes, nominations close on 31 July, so please hurry and don’t leave it too late…..

When will I know if my nominee has won?

The five short-listed nominees from each award category will be announced on 27 September, and the final winners will be celebrated at a special ceremony on 21 November as part of the National Biodiversity Network’s annual conference, held this year in Nottingham.

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