National Biodiversity Network – OPAL partner

The National Biodiversity Network (NBN) developed the biological recording tool Indicia with funding from OPAL.

Record your wildlife observations, such as this chaffinch, on the NBN gateway

About the NBN

The NBN is a collaborative project, but, above all else, a partnership involving many of the UK’s wildlife conservation organisations, the government and country agencies, environmental agencies, local records centres and also many voluntary groups.

All of these organisations collect and use biodiversity data and they are all committed to making this information widely available.

The National Biodiversity Network Trust was set up as an independent charity in 2000 to oversee and facilitate the development of the network.


With funding from OPAL during the first phase of the project, the NBN developed Indicia, a tool allowing anyone to collect wildlife records on their own website.

Indicia is completely free, customisable and can easily feed data into the wider NBN database.


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