Other recording schemes

There are a number of other recording schemes and sources of records, both locally and nationally. The following is not an exhaustive list, but is a good starting point for accessing information.


The Biological Records Centre (BRC), established in 1964, is a national focus in the UK for terrestrial and freshwater species recording. BRC works closely with the voluntary recording community, principally through support of national recording schemes and societies.


The National Biodiversity Network (NBN) is a hub for data run by the National Biodiversity Network Trust, an independent charity set up in 2000.


iSpot and iRecord are sites for identifying and sharing wildlife records. The goal of iRecord is to make it easier for wildlife sightings to be collated, checked by experts and made available to support research and decision-making at local and national levels.


National recording schemes:

A comprehensive list of national recording schemes is available from the BRC website, but a few of the major schemes are listed below.


Plants, Bryophytes, Lichens and Fungi:


Amphibians and Reptiles:

Local Groups in Essex:

Essex Badger Protection Group (covers the south of Essex)

North East Essex Badger Group

Harlow Badger Group

Uttlesford Badger Group