The DVLP are delighted to have been shortlisted in the prestigious Lynne Farrell Group Award category for biological recording in the UK Biological Recording and Information Sharing Awards 2017.
These awards led by the National Biodiversity Network recognise and celebrate the outstanding contributions made to biological recording by adults and young people, which is helping to improve our understanding of the UK’s wildlife.
We’ve been shortlisted in recognition of the environmental element of our programme. Over the past two years, the DVLP has trained and developed the skills of over 420 local people in wildlife identification and surveying through 35 free training workshops. As a result, volunteers have contributed an estimated 15,000 new biological records into the Local Record Centres (LRC).
If we were to win this award, it would be not only in recognition of our work, but for our entire volunteer team and partners who have made this project possible. These include Sorby Natural History Society, Sheffield, the British Naturalists’ Association and The Mammal Society
Congratulations too to our fellow landscape partnership – Inner Forth Landscape Initiative who have also been shortlisted in the same category.
The results will be announced at the NBN annual conference in Cardiff on 16th November.