KMBRC collects, collates and disseminates information about the wildlife species and habitats of Kent.
Recording has a long history - just think of early cave paintings! - records have been kept over centuries. Today, manifold local and national societies record and study particular species groups across the UK, with their work detailing locations and changes in distributions. KMBRC works closely, and has a mutually supportive relationship, with many of these groups as well as individual recorders.
Data is collected from many different sources and the support of individuals, recording groups and consultancies - who willingly share their data with us - is KMBRC's lifeblood. In return, we offer mapping and data management services, grant funding, access to a free meeting space and editing services for books and other publications including the County atlases (most recently Bees, Wasps & Ants', Mammals' and Dragonflies of Kent).
Beyond specialist recording, one of KMBRC's core aims is to actively increase biological recording within the community. Recording is an enjoyable and educational pastime that promotes increased connection with the natural world. It can be completed in a variety of contexts, from the kitchen window, through to larger scale community engagement programmes. Via the record centre, records county records are helping to inform decision making, education and research across Kent.
Use the buttons below to find key species recording groups within the County.