Our main purpose is to collect and computerise Jersey's natural history records so that these can be used by amateur and professional naturalists, ecologists and other researchers.
All species records are sought from modern databases to old published records, private notes and now Facebook. We use the records to highlight knowledge gaps within Jersey’s flora and fauna. The records are used when environmental decision makers are planning to safeguard the Island’s biodiversity in the future.
We opened in 2013 with the participation and support of Environment Guernsey Ltd., the Société Jersiaise and the States of Jersey Department of the Environment. Since then we have been continually expanding our database of natural history and are now holding over 800,000 biological records, representing over 7,000 species.
In 2017 we added 21,000 records!
Meet The Team
Amy Hall – Manager
Sarah Maguire – Education and Outreach Officer
The Jersey Biodiversity Centre Committee
Chairman - Anne Haden
Secretary - Nina Cornish
Treasurer - David Tipping
Committee members: Ani Binet, Glyn Young, Jon Rault, Paul Chambers, Simon Swaine.