The NBN is a collaborative project which involves many of the UK’s wildlife conservation organisations, the government and country agencies, environmental agencies, local records centres and also many voluntary groups. All of these organisations collect and use biodiversity data and they are all committed to making this information widely available. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) also supports specific projects to develop the NBN further. NBNG provides access to a collection of UK Wildlife datasets gathered from various sources. Information available includes herpetelogical records, BRC Mammals database, the Seabird survey and the Marine Life Information Network (MLIN). After registration, users can customise the list of datasets available to them. There are also additional datasets which can be accessed through a special application process. Additional functionality allows users to create maps of the distribution of species throughout the UK.