The Avon Wildlife Trust has been a member of the BNHC since 2004 and takes part in each of the charity's activities. Bevis Watts, Chief Executive of Avon Wildlife Trust, sits on the Board of Trustees. Dagmar Smeed, Director of Communications represents the Trust on the Communicate and Festival of Nature committees.
The BBC Natural History Unit was a founding member of the BNHC. Julian Hector, Executive Produced, chairs the Steering Group and also chairs the annual Communicate conference and its organising committee. All areas of the BBC, including broadcast, radio and web, support the BNHC programmes.
Bristol City Council
Bristol City Council has been a member of the BNHC since 2006. Richard Ennion currently represents the Council on the Steering Group, and a range of departments work closely with the BNHC including Environment and Sustainability, Communications, Events and Festivals. Mark Leach represents the Bristol City Council on the Communicate Committee. The BNHC has been involved with BCC's "Green Capital" Initiative since its inception, and is a delivery partner of the Bristol Biodiversity Action Plan.
Bristol Zoo Gardens
Bristol Zoo Gardens was a founding member of the BNHC. BZG's Finance Director, Nick Higgins, is BNHC's Company Secretary and Simon Garett, Head of Learning repesents Bristol Zoo on the BNHC Steering Group as well as sitting on the Communicate conference committee. Bonnie Griffin from the Education Team and Many Leivers of the Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project sit on the Festival of Nature committtee. The Zoo works across all of the Consortium's projects, with particular interest in engaging public visitors.
THe Environment Agency has been a member of the BNHC since 2008. The organisation is currently represented on the Steering Group by Jeremy Taylor, who also oversees the Agency's contribution to the Festival of Nature. Stephen Gledhill, Communications Business Partner, sits on the Communicate committee.
Defra has been a member of the BNHC since 2008. The organisation is currently represented by Sarah Webster who is a member of the Steering Group, and Mary Jeavans, who sits on the Communicate Committee. Defra has been a strong supporter and sponsor of the Communicate conference since 2004, and recently helped to pilot BioBlitz events in the UK.
The National Trust became BNHC's twelth member in 2012 after previously working in close partnership on a number of projects, and is represented on the Steering Group by Anna Russell, General Manager of Tyntesfield. Mike Collins, Senior Press Officer sits on the Communicate Committee, and Bill Morris, who manages the Leigh Woods site, organises the Trust's presence at the Festival of Nature. The National Trust is a conservation charity, working to protect and widen access to historic places and green spaces across the UK.
University of Bristol
University of Bristol has been a member of BNHC since 2004. With a strong tradition of both biological research and excellence in public engagement, the university works across BNHC's programme. The organisation is represented jointly by Dr. Jon Bridle, Lecturer in Biology, Maggie Leggett, Head of the Centre for Public Engagement and Ed Drewitt, Learning Officer for the Bristol Dinosaur Project.
University of the West of England
University of the West of England has been a member of the BNHC since 2005. The organisation is represented by Dr. Fiona Matthews, Senior Business Development Manager, and BNHC works closely with the Science Communication Unit. BNHC is also working with UWE's new MA in Wildlife Filmmaking, delivered in collaboration with the BBC Natural History Unit.
Wildscreen is a founding member of the BNHC. Wildscreen's Director, Richard Edwards, represents the organisation on the BNHC Steering Group and Board of Trustees. Charlotte Geeves, Festival Manager sits on the Communicate conference committee, with Lucie Muir, Arkive Research Manager, organising the Wildscreen presence a the Festival of Nature. Both Communicate and the Festival of Nature grew from the Wildscreen Film Festival, and the projects continue to work together and complement each other.