The top reason that prompted the establishment of NFBR was the need to bring together users and collectors of biological records. It aimed at coming up with a forum that would avail the data on wildlife and help keep track of different ecosystems.
The forum was created with the intention of sharing experiences and discussing issues that generally concern wildlife. Through this forum; planning, research, education and wildlife conservation is researched. Over the years, membership has always included numerous organizations in the UK.
Individual naturalists, museums, recording societies, national organizations and local record centers have continued to work together with the intention of sourcing more information and data on wildlife. The NFBR continues to work with different financial institutions and governments for research and special program’s funding. The ability to incorporate all these individuals from different organization is what has kept this forum working effectively.
For over 20 years now, the NFBR has worked on a wide number of research and development programs as embodied in the National Biodiversity Network.
Having so many record centers in UK has helped collect over 127 million records of data detailing information and legislations on wildlife in this region. In the new Internet world, it is easier to access all these details at a mere click of a button. NFBR still upholds the duty to create excellent data systems while recognizing intellectual property on the diverse internet world. Though with numerous challenges, the forum continues to play its role in the authentication and long-term preservation of data.
It has also maintained close relationship with different biodiversity managers in UK and Ireland. To continue being a reliable source for data collection, NFBR has invested in a wide network of local recording centers. Keeping tabs on wildlife growth and development remains a key step towards recognition of diversities in the wild.