Welcome to the Jersey Biodiversity Centre

The Jersey Biodiversity Centre was opened in 2013 with the participation and support of Environment Guernsey, the Société Jersiaise and the States of Jersey Department of the Environment. We are a small not-for-profit organization that collates, manages and disseminates information about all aspects of Jersey’s wildlife, ecology and natural environment.

What do we do?

The Biodiversity Centre collects records of all living organisms in Jersey. All species records are sought, from modern databases to old published records and private notes. We maintain a database of these records on an electronic mapping system using detailed aerial photographs of Jersey and make the records publicly available so that the island and its wildlife can benefit from this information.

What are the benefits to Jersey?

  • Data is available for professional researchers, students, schools or those who are curious about some aspect of Jersey’s natural history.
  • The records allow the identification of plant and animal groups where knowledge in Jersey is lacking.
  • Species that threaten the island’s ecology such as Japanese knotweed, pheasants and other non-native plants and animals can be monitored.
  • The Centre can provide practical help with classroom activities, project work, nature gardens and outdoor activities.
  • Trends can be identified establishing if species are increasing, declining or remaining stable. This information is essential in order to efficiently target limited resources on nature conservation efforts.
  • Without the Centre unpublished records might be lost to future generations.
  • The data held by the Centre is necessary for an effective strategy to protect Jersey’s biodiversity, without this information there is a risk that rare plants, animals and fungi will inadvertently be lost.

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Recent News

Spring and Snowdrops

Spring and Snowdrops

February 22nd, 2017

Snowdrops “Né v’lo l’èrnouvé ― les bouonnefemmes sont dêhalées” At this time of year, common snowdrops (Galanthus niva[...]

Wild About Jersey 2017

Wild About Jersey 2017

January 31st, 2017

Come see us at Wild About Jersey where we will be looking at earthworms with UK experts Emma and Kerry from the Earth [...]

JSPCA Red Squirrel Programme - Get Involved

JSPCA Red Squirrel Programme - Get Involved

June 14th, 2016

The JSPCA Animals' Shelter would like islander's assistance with a project that is helping to conserve Jersey's red [...]

Jersey Toadwatch 2017 - Get Involved!

Jersey Toadwatch 2017 - Get Involved!

April 27th, 2016

Help the iconic Jersey crapaud (toad) by completing a quick and simple online survey. JERSEY TOADWATCH 2017 - Fur[...]