Kent and Medway Biological Records Centre

Policy Statement

Silver washed FritillarySilver washed fritillary (

Argynnis paphia

)
© Steve Smith
The Kent and Medway Biological Records Centre (KMBRC) acts as a central hub for the collection, collation and dissemination of wildlife species and habitat data for the geographical County of Kent. The KMBRC is both a company limited by guarantee (Company No. 4750979) and a registered charity (Charity No. 1110163).

We are an apolitical organisation which, through the collection and dissemination of records, data and information on the biology, ecology, geology and other aspects of the natural history of the County of Kent, aims to advance public knowledge in those areas. A large part of our work revolves around the provision of a detailed data reporting service to members of the general public, conservation organisations, and corporate authorities to help inform decisions on the conservation and management of our native species and habitats.

We aim to advance public participation in, and public understanding and enjoyment of, the conservation of the natural environment and wildlife, and at the same time, advance the sustainable use of the natural environment for the benefit of all.

Common VetchCommon vetch (

Vicia sativa

)
We work tirelessly to promote, encourage, organise and carry out studies and research for the advancement of knowledge of the natural history of Kent and Medway

The mission of the KMBRC is to encourage and support recording whilst at the same time making those records collected as widely available as possible.

We play an active role in the advancement and implementation of local Biodiversity Action Plans (BAPs) and Habitat Action Plans (HAPs) for Kent and Medway by sitting on the steering groups that help to inform their direction. Our staff are also active members of a number of local wildlife recording groups, giving us the opportunity draw on their expertise to continually expand our own knowledge as well as listen and respond to the evolving requirements of those groups, without which the Centre could not continue to function.