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State of Nature 2019

In October 2019, BSBI once again contributed to the State of Nature report; find out here how BSBI plant distribution records, collected by our network of volunteer botanical recorders, played a part.

Wildflowers and roadside verges: BSBI contributes to news coverage

BSBI Head of Science Kevin Walker is quoted in an article published today (14th May 2018) by Roger Harrabin for BBC Science News, about the impacts of nitrogen deposition and over-zealous cutting on plant assemblages found on roadside verges. There is also an article in The Telegraph which uses the same quote from Kevin.

New Year Plant Hunt 2018 in the media

The New Year Plant Hunt 2018 was featured in The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times, the Irish Mail on Sunday and the Irish Mirror, as well as on BBC Countryfile. Head over to our New Year Plant Hunt webpage to find out more.

Byron's Gin

In January 2018, BSBI entered into a 2-year sponsorship agreement with Speyside Distillery and Byron's Gin became the BSBI's official gin.

State of Nature

2016's State of Nature report was launched on 14th September and BSBI is proud to be a partner. Find out more here

Response for Nature

BSBI was one of 26 conservation and research organisations contributing to the Response for Nature report, launched on 13th October 2015.

Find out more here

The State of Nature

BSBI was one of 25 conservation and research organisations contributing to the ground-breaking 'State of Nature' report. Dr Kevin Walker, BSBI Head of Science, worked alongside a coalition of scientists from partner organisations to help produce the report, a stock take of our native species across the UK and Overseas Territories.

The 'State of Nature' report was launched at the Natural History Museum, London, on 22nd May 2013 by Sir David Attenborough and other UK conservationists, with simultaneous events held in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast. Dr Ian Denholm, BSBI's incoming President, gave a presentation at the launch on 'Alien Invaders and Native Thugs: some new concerns'.

Find out more on the BSBI News Blog and read the State of Nature report.

News & Views

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Press Releases

>> Naturesave Trust Atlas 2020 support (15th November 2021)

>> New Year Plant Hunt 2021 press release (25th January 2021)

>> Europe's smallest and rarest fern turns up in the west of Ireland (21st September 2020)

>> Plant Alert: targeting invasive plants before they invade (1st June 2020)

>> New Year Plant Hunt 2020 Results (20th January 2020)

>> Flora of Bute wins national award (29th November 2019)

>> New Year Plant Hunt 2019: the results

>> New Year Plant Hunt 2018: the results (22nd January 2018)

>> Welsh 'Domesday Book' of plants (27th March 2017)

>> Isle of Man elms (23rd February 2017)

>> New Year Plant Hunt 2017: results and analysis (23rd January 2017)

>> Near Threatened plant makes a comeback on Surrey Heathland (5 May 2016): via Natural England

>> New Year Plant Hunt 2016: the results (26 January 2016)

>> New Year Plant Hunt 2016 (22 December 2015)

>> Response for Nature (13 October 2015)

>> Hybrid Flora of the British Isles is published (1st July 2015)

>> New Year Plant Hunt 2015: results (9 January 2015)

>> First England Red List for Vascular Plants (17 September 2014)

>> BSBI launches England Red List at Kew (17 September 2014)

>> Botanists come together for British Science Festival (5 September 2014)

>> Wildlife recorders come together for British Birdfair 2014 (11 August 2014)

>> BSBI New Year Plant Hunt results (9 January 2014)

>> BSBI New Year Plant Hunt underway (3 January 2014)

>> BSBI New Year's Plant Hunt (31 December 2013)

>> BSBI past President raises bar for recorders(17 December 2013)

>> Botanical Tour of Berwickshire (17 December 2013)

>> BSBI has new name but same aims (1 October 2013)

>> David Pearman on Countryfile BBC1 (26 September 2013)

>> New BSBI video (27 August 2013)

>> BSBI and CEH at Birdfair (13 August 2013)

>> New Journal of Botany is Journal of the Month (1 July 2013)

>> BSBI wins Birdfair award (21 August 2013)

>> New president (12 June 2013)

>> Costing the Earth (11 February 2013)

>> Wild Things (21 January 2013)

>> Mapping Conference (19 September 2012)