46 million Butterfly Conservation records on NBN Atlas - NBN Trust

underwing of a common blue butterfly which is actually a lihgt coffee colour with white ringed black spots and a line of orange patches along teh wing margin
Common BLue Butterfly

The NBN Trust is thrilled and excited that Butterfly Conservation has recently made over 46 million records of UK butterflies and moths publicly available on the NBN Atlas. It’s brilliant news in our mission to make data work for nature.

Data is at the heart of the conservation decisions Butterfly Conservation makes to protect butterflies and moths, with good data being key to their future survival.

As data custodians of the two UK-wide recording schemes for butterflies and moths – Butterflies for the New Millennium and the National Moth Recording Scheme – they want to maximise the impact that these incredible resources have for nature. And, importantly, they know that the tens of thousands of people who participate in these schemes want the same thing.

As well as providing a huge number of records to the NBN Atlas for public use, the upload of the records has allowed us to test the upgraded NBN Atlas infrastructure and we are extremely pleased with how this has performed. The addition of the 46 million records means that the total number of occurrence records on the NBN Atlas now exceeds 254 million! Thank you to all our data partners for making this possible.

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Posted On: 20/10/2023

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