To work together to collect, share and use UK wildlife data for education and environmental decision-making.
Funding received through membership model, grants, the UK’s country nature conservation bodies and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
The National Biodiversity Network Trust is an independent charity. The responsibility of running the UK node was taken over from the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) in 2017.
The NBN Trust (the Trust), founded as an independent charity in 2000, champions the collection and sharing of UK biodiversity data to make it available for use to inform wise policy and planning decisions, producing robust evidence based research and engaging everyone from school children to politicians with the UK’s natural world. The Trust was established to oversee and facilitate the development of the National Biodiversity Network (NBN). The NBN is a collaboration of over 140 partners from many of the UK’s largest conservation organisations, wildlife charities, government agencies, local authorities, local and national recording schemes, local environmental records centres (LERCs), ecological consultancies and academia.
The NBN Trust has a board of trustees, but there is no specific board or steering committee for the UK node.