The Norfolk Biodiversity Partnership (NBP) was established in 1996 and is a partnership of 23 partner organisations. It works through a number of “Topic Groups” to enhance and conserve Norfolk’s natural heritage.
The NBP has sought to give nature a voice in Norfolk and above all, to show that the conservation of the natural environment is not an option: it is critical to our economic prosperity, our health and lifestyles. You can read more about the NBP and the work of NBP Co-ordinator, Anne Casey (Ann spoke at the Summer Conference), at www.norfolkbiodiversity.org
The NBP’s “Communities and Nature” Topic Group has an active membership drawn from many organisations including The Conservation Volunteers; Norfolk Wildlife Trust; Natural England; Norwich City Council; RSPB; local district councils, NorfolkALC and Norfolk County Council.
The Group meets to share news and ideas and to support community action for biodiversity across Norfolk.
- a greater appreciation of nature at a local level;
- care for the natural environment at a community level;
- long-term gains for local nature sites (for example, by encouraging the development of site management plans)
The Group has set up a Directory of Community Biodiversity Projects in Norfolk which is a brilliant resource for finding volunteer groups and projects near where you live.