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Darwin Guide to Recording Wildlife

In the year celebrating Darwin's bicentennary and the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species, The Darwin Guide to Recording Wildlife has been produced.

This publication, which has been funded through DEFRA, is aimed at those with an interest in wildlife, whatever their age, who would like to find out about how they can get more involved.

The challenge for all of us is to ensure there are enough enthusiasts, particularly the younger generation, who will carry the tradition of biological recording on in the future, and we hope that this guide will help to stimulate interest and motivate people to do just that.

The guide, co-authored by Randal Keynes, great-great grandson of Charles Darwin, explains how Darwin himself observed wildlife and used his own and others records in his work. With the main section written by Trevor James, NBN Trust Advisor and Chairman of the National Federation for Biological Recording, the guide then explains how to become involved, what to look for and the basics of how to record.

The Guide was launched at the NBN Conference on 20th November, four days before the anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species.

A postcard promoting the guide is being sent to Heads of Science in UK Secondary Schools, Science Learning Centres, The Wildlife Trusts, The Field Studies Council, National Schemes & Societies and Local Records Centres to allow those who wish to, to order a copy.

If you would like to receive a copy please e-mail Mandy or contact her on 0115 959 6435. The guide is completely FREE, so why not order your copy today!

Go to the NBN Publications page to download a PDF version or use the form at the bottom of the publications page to order your hard copy

Darwin Guide to Recording Wildlife