Kent and Medway Biological Records Centre


Welcome to the KMBRC website! We have a whole range of information to help you to record and enjoy the biodiversity of Kent and Medway, to make the most of the Records Centres services and more.

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About Us

Find out how the Kent and Medway Biological Records Centre operates, meet the team, learn about our technology, our partners, our volunteers, jobs at the Records Centre and read our latest news!

Recording & Support

Use our detailed guides to learn about biological recording methods including field surveying techniques, digital photography, grid referencing and more. Find out about recording projects in Kent and Medway, get involved as a volunteer, book for one of our recording courses, get some inspiration in "A Year in a Suburban Garden" and send us your records!

Plus find out about out technical support and grants, the Kent Land Access Database, and local Recording Groups and Societies. Download our latest Newsletter, have a look at this month's "Record of the Month" or browse the Kent Seaweed Atlas.

Info & Learning

Keep up to date with Wildlife events in Kent, find out about KMBRC's work with Schools and the Community, environmental crime, species and habitat legislation, and request a recording pack to get you started, or book us to give a presentation to your organisation, group or school.


We hold a wealth of species, habitat and site data for Kent & Medway. If you are looking for environmental data for a site, use our enquiry services to receive a detailed report including species lists, habitat information, and more. Or search the Kent Environmental Information Database (KEID) online to find reports and other documents on the marine and coastal environments of Kent.

Contact Us

Find out our opening hours and get directions to the Records Centre, use the online contact form to ask us a question, or contact one of us directly.


Here you will find a comprehensive list of links to useful websites, including local and national recording groups and societies, other Records Centres, local authorities, government agencies and wildlife trusts.


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