The NBN Atlas Scotland is part of Scotland's Environment Webvisit Scotland's Environment Web
Learn about, be inspired by, and join the organisations contributing information to this atlas. Follow these links to learn about our Atlas Data Partners or scroll through to find more.
Capturing our Coast
Capturing our Coast is a national citizen science project designed to explore how the marine environment is responding to global climate change
Highland Biological Recording Group
Founded in 1986 to encourage and support biological recording by residents and visitors in this sparsely populated but biologically rich area of Scotland.
BATS and the Millennium Link
Studying bats and their use of habitat along and adjacent to the Union and Forth & Clyde Canal network in Scotland
Royal Horticultural Society
The UK's leading gardening charity dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting gardening.
The National Trust for Scotland
Scotland’s largest conservation charity caring for the nation’s natural and cultural heritage
Scottish Natural Heritage
Promoting the understanding, enjoyment, and care of nature in Scotland
Central Scotland Green Network Trust
Driving forward the CSGN, delivering actions intended to being real change to the environment, economy and people of Central Scotland
Marine biological Association
Promotes scientific research into marine life, including the environment on which it depends, disseminating to the public the knowledge gained
From the open spaces of our nature reserves to the corridors of government, Plantlife raises their profile,celebrates their beauty and protects their future.
Europe's only organisation devoted to the conservation of all invertebrates
The Mammal Society
Promoting evidence-based conservation and management of mammals
Soldier Beetles, Jewel Beetles & Glow-worms Recording Scheme
The Scheme aims to map the British and Irish distributions of each of the approx. 65 species of beetle; a provisional atlas was published in 2003
Cranefly Recording Scheme
The oldest Diptera recording scheme, with a large and growing database informing about species’ distributions, rarity, ecology and conservation needs
Biological Records Centre
The Biological Records Centre, established in 1964, is a national focus for biological recording, principally through support and collaboration with national recording schemes and societies
Porcupine Marine Natural History Society
The Society encourages a wider understanding of the biology, ecology and distribution of marine organisms, through fieldwork, meetings and information exchange.
Improving landscapes for butterflies and moths, creating a better environment for us all
Grasshopper Recording Scheme
Promoting the recording, study and conservation of grasshoppers, crickets, earwigs and cockroaches. Learn about species and send in sightings with our free app "iRecord Grasshoppers"
Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust
Our goal is to increase the knowledge and understanding of Scotland’s whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans) as a basis for the lasting conservation of local species and habitats.
Sponsored by Defra, we help to protect England’s nature and landscapes for people to enjoy and for the services they provide
Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Ensuring Scotland’s natural resources are used sustainably, human health and wellbeing are protected, and contributing to sustainable economic growth.
The Wildlife Information Centre
TWIC collects, collates and disseminates information about the wildlife in our area & provides support to new and experienced recorders.
Inspiring everyone to protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again.
John Muir Trust
We work to defend wild land, rewild habitats and encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to connect with wild places.
Earthworm Society of Britain
The ESB aims to promote and support scientific research so that earthworms and their environment can be better understood
Bat Conservation Trust
We are the leading NGO solely devoted to the conservation of bats and the landscapes on which they rely
People’s Trust for Endangered Species
We bring people together to save our wildlife for the future
Aquatic Heteroptera Recording Scheme
Collating information on the distribution and ecology of water bugs in Britain and Ireland
Outer Hebrides Biological Recording
Collating and managing biological records from the Outer Hebrides to help conserve our natural heritage
The National Longhorn Beetle Recording Scheme
Collating information on the distribution and ecology and promoting the recording of longhorn beetles in Britain and Ireland
Scottish Wildlife Trust
Working towards a network of healthy, resilient ecosystems supporting expanding communities of native species across Scotland.
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
We are a national wildlife charity committed to conserving amphibians and reptiles and saving the disappearing habitats on which they depend.
British Lichen Society
The BLS works to promote the study and conservation of lichens and their habitats and welcomes all who are interested, from beginner to expert.
British Trust for Ornithology
Increasing knowledge of birds and other wildlife, and their relationships with the environment and people
Caledonian Conservation Ltd
Providing a range of ecology and ornithology services for development and conservation in the UK
Soldierflies and Allies Recording Scheme
Collating biological records for 11 related Diptera families to promote enjoyment, study and conservation of the species and their habitats.
"The NBN Atlas Scotland is a collaborative project that aggregates biodiversity data from multiple sources and makes it available and usable online. With more than a million records, the NBN Atlas Scotland is the country’s largest collection of freely available biodiversity data."
Data about plants, animals and fungi and their habitats may be used to educate and inform and in environmental decision-making, state of the environment assessments and restoration and rewilding.
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