Our Purpose

Our main purpose is to collect and computerise Jersey's natural history and biological records so that these can be used by amateur and professional naturalists, ecologists and other researchers.

All biological records are collected from modern databases to old published records, private notes and now Facebook. We use the records to highlight knowledge gaps within Jersey’s flora and fauna.The biological records are vital for when environmental decision makers are planning to safeguard the Island’s biodiversity in the future as how can you protect a species if you don't know it's location or population trend. 

 

Charity number 230 (date of registration 11/10/2019)

Association of Jersey Charities – membership number AJC452

Data protection registration number: 57291

 

History

We opened in 2013 with the participation and support of Environment Guernsey Ltd., the Société Jersiaise and the States of Jersey Department of the Environment. Since then we have been continually expanding our database of natural history and are now holding over 800,000 biological records, representing over 7,000 species.

In 2017 we added 21,000 records!

 

Meet The Team

Michelle Gray - Jersey Biodiversity Centre Manager - jbc@societe-jersiaise.org

Sarah Maguire – Education and Outreach Officer - sarah.maguire@societe-jersiaise.org 

 

The Jersey Biodiversity Centre Committee

Chairman - Anne Haden

Vice Chairman - David Tipping 

Secretary - Ruth Urban 

Treasurer - Elizabeth Corry

Committee members: Glyn Young, Simon Swaine and Kevin McIIwee, 1 place vacant. 


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Children with nets catching insects