Research & Evaluation

The Natural History Consortium is a unique partnership working in areas of media, conservation, policy and research to engage people with the natural world.

As part of our work we ingrain research and evaluation within our programmes to help inform our own work and provide resources to share our learning with the sector.

Festival Evaluation

Find the main Festival of Nature website at

The NHC have been working with the University of Bristol to evaluate the Festival of Nature since 2010 producing an annual event report assessing the success and impact of the Festival.

BioBlitz Research

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As part of the NHC’s work facilitating the National BioBlitz Network, we have worked with MSc students research projects using BioBlitz as a case study as well as conducting our own evaluation of the state of BioBlitz events in the UK.

Communicate Research

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People Engagement Group Project

Engaging People in Biodiversity Issues Resource

Engaging People in Biodiversity Issues Resource

Communicate worked with Defra, the People Engagement Group and Simon Christmas Ltd on a project to enable the environmental engagement sector to make best use of the latest evidence in the Defra commissioned report Engaging People in Biodiversity Issues, and to gain further insights into how the sector could be supported to further build its capacity to develop effective approaches to biodiversity engagement.

The project included a series of workshops, sessions at Communicate 2013: Stories for Change, and the production of an online resource developing the recommendations of the research report. The final project report collated a number of insights from the project as to how further initiatives could support capacity building within the sector.