The Devon NRN launches

This week the first iteration of the Devon Nature Recovery Network (NRN) has been launched on the Devon Environment viewer. Over the last 18 months, DBRC has led in the technical development of the NRN, having collated and produced the Habitat suitability mapping and Core Nature Areas/Nature areas datasets.

The NRN will strategically drive conservation efforts in Devon as part of the 25-year Environment Plan and Local Nature Recovery Strategies.

Over the next few years, we will continue to lead on key elements, and contribute further to the development, refinement, and publication of additional spatial tools, as the Nature Recovery Network continues to grow and develop.

: A sample of the data provided to the NRN by DBRC. Map contains Devon Biodiversity Records Centre data © cannot be copied, republished, or used for commercial purposes without prior permission. Includes Ordnance Survey mapping © provided by Devon County Council under licence. Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings.  Map produced 2022

DBRC sign up to the North Devon Biosphere Declaration for Nature

DBRC, alongside a range of conservation organisations, communities, local companies and planning authorities, and parish councils, have supported the North Devon Biosphere in developing and launching an ambitious new Nature Recovery Plan.    Five action plans covering ‘Coast, Grassland and arable, Wetlands and waterbodies, Trees woodlands and hedges, and Towns and villages aim to contribute significantly to tackling the ecological emergency in northern Devon, aligning with the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan and the Prime Minister’s pledge for 30% of the UK land to be protected by 2030.  For more information on how you can support the plans and get involved go to –