NBN Awards for Wildlife Recording 2019 - shortlist announced


The shortlist for the NBN Awards for Wildlife Recording 2019 have been announced!

Developed in 2015 by the National Biodiversity Network Trust, 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 Wildlife recording and improving our understanding of the natural world in the UK.

The nominees are:

NBN Young Person’s Award (open to individuals aged 11-20)

  • Kabir Kaul (age 14) – from Eastcote, London
  • Will Scott (age 19) – from Hunmanby, North Yorkshire
  • Michael Sinclair (age 15) – from Glasgow, Strathclyde
  • Orin Thomas (age 11) – from Kendal, Cumbria
  • Alex White (age 16) – from Appleton, Oxfordshire

NBN Newcomer Award (open to individuals 21 years +)

  • Anne-Marie Jones and Richard Sutton – from Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire
  • George Luff – from Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
  • Cerin Poland – from Truro, Cornwall
  • Mollie Taylor – from Bournemouth, Dorset
  • Sue Taylor – from Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

NBN Award for wildlife recording – marine (open to individuals 21 years +)

  • Heather Buttivant – from Looe, Cornwall
  • Martin Kitching – from Choppington, Northumberland
  • Jack Lucas – from Millport, North Ayrshire
  • Jane Pottas – from Whitby, North Yorkshire
  • Dawn Watson – from Saxmundham, Suffolk

NBN Award for wildlife recording – terrestrial (open to individuals 21 years +)

  • Ian Cheeseborough – from Shrewsbury, Shropshire
  • Ryan Clark – from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Alan Outen – from Shefford, Bedfordshire
  • Ian Wallace – from Liverpool, Merseyside
  • John Widgery – from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

NBN Group Award (no age restrictions)

  • Croxteth Park Volunteer Group – from Liverpool, Merseyside
  • Data for Nature Project – from Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  • Joy of Wildlife group – from Shropshire
  • The Ranger Team at Hengistbury Head – from Bournemouth, Dorset
  • Wildlife in the City – from Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

The winners will be announced at a special ceremony on 13 November, as part of the National Biodiversity Network's annual conference in Nottingham.

Wildlife recording in action
Wildlife recording in action (bee surveying led by Ian Cheeseborough)
Picture: Pete Boardman