The National Biodiversity Network Trust

The National Biodiversity Network Trust was set up as an independent charity in 2000 to oversee and facilitate the development of the Network. It is a UK-wide public/ voluntary sector partnership established in 2000 as a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity.

The principal objectives of the Trust as noted in its Articles of Association are:

  • to improve and ensure the accuracy and verifiability of collected biodiversity data and to promote its effective collation and interpretation;
  • to develop an electronic network connecting all known data holders through the Internet, and to promote public access, with appropriate safeguards for sensitive and personal data.

Membership of the NBN Trust continues to grow as does the network of people and organisations sharing their data. It is the members of the Trust, and other contributors that provide the finances and resources to support the Network.


Directory sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology