Search for local wildlife heroes

Just Regional
Mar 13, 2013 2 mins read

Do you know an individual or a group making a difference for wildlife and people in their communities?

Then it’s time to nominate them for The Norfolk Biodiversity Partnership Community Biodiversity Awards.

They should be involved with voluntary activities that help improve their local environment for nature (not part of any normal work for a conservation organisation).

If you know of someone who you feel fits the bill, nominate them using a special form which can be downloaded from the NBP website (nominations should be made with the knowledge and consent of the project/individual) www.norfolkbiodiversity.org  (direct link to nomination form: www.norfolkbiodiversity.org/pdf/news/Nomination%20Form.dot ).

Nominations must be received by April 22. The awards evening at which winners will be announced will take place in July in Norwich.

There are five award categories for nominations:

Group Award (which recognises the achievements of local groups such as parish councils, who are working to improve and conserve their green spaces, and to encourage access to them);

Site Award (where efforts have resulted in wildlife benefits for a particular place, leading to the site becoming more accessible and well-regarded by the local community);

Education Award (which can be made to schools that have gone the ‘extra mile’ to bring a wider appreciation of wildlife and biodiversity);

Individual Award (which celebrates the contribution of a particular person to nature conservation at a local or Norfolk-wide level);

Businesses Supporting Local Biodiversity (which celebrates action taken by local firms to improve local wildlife areas, either directly – perhaps on their own premises – or through support for volunteers).  This is our ‘themed award’ category for 2013.

Two entries from each category will be selected: a category winner and a highly commended entry.


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