Cross-leaved Heather Erica Tetralix © Natural England

SSSI Guidelines

Sites of Special Scientific Interest Guidelines Revised

JNCC is in the process of revising Guidelines for selection of biological SSSIs. A number of newly-revised Chapters have recently been published.

3rd Tranche of Marine Conservation Zones © JNCC

Defra announce six week consultation on 3rd Tranche MCZs

Proposals to designate 41 new sites

Defra have launched a six-week consultation on the 8th June 2018, on the Third Tranche of Marine Conservation Zones, which will close on Friday 20th July 2018.

 Sombrero Masked booby

Anguilla's first Ramsar site designated

Sombrero Island

Providing a home for a wonderful number of birds and lizards.

Willow Warbler ©Edmund Fellowes_BTO

The Breeding Bird Survey 2017

A northern powerhouse for UK songbirds

The BBS Report gives long-term trends for 117 common and widespread bird species, providing vital evidence to underpin the conservation of the UK’s birds.

Conservation Advice ©JNCC ©Alex Brown

MPA Conservation Advice

Updated MPA Conservation Advice

Updated formal conservation advice for a further 32 Marine Protected Areas is now available on the respective site’s conservation advice tab. Please see the Conservation Advice page.

Grizzled-Skipper ©Mark Searle, BC

Latest Butterfly Trends released

Annual UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme

JNCC in partnership with leading NGO’s and research organisations


Offshore MPA fisheries management

2-year joint project on fishing in Offshore MPAs

JNCC is part of a consortium of five organisations developing a participatory approach to the management of fishing activity in UK offshore Marine Protected Areas.

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JNCC working internationally

Helping to improve South Africa's freshwater resources 

JNCC has successfully completed a piece of work that could help to improve the management of water resources for the 55 million population of South Africa.

Conservation Advice © JNCC

MPA Conservation Advice

Updated conservation advice for five marine areas

Updated formal conservation advice for Braemar Pockmarks SAC, Scanner Pockmark SAC, East of Gannet and Montrose Fields NCMPA, Fulmar MCZ and Firth of Forth Banks Complex NCMPA.

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MPA Conservation Advice

Updated conservation advice for Dogger Bank SAC

JNCC have published updated formal Conservation Advice for Dogger Bank SAC.


UK National Contact Point  

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JNCC is the UK LIFE National Contact Point


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Beyond the Coast 2018 – 26 & 27 June

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2018 saw the tenth anniversary of the first Marine Protected Area designated in UK offshore waters. To mark this milestone we hosted Beyond the Coast, a conference on the future of our offshore marine environment.

Beyond the Coast, held at the University of Hull, brought together practitioners, academics and others to discuss key themes and to focus on progressive marine conservation in the UK’s offshore marine environment.


Working with us


JNCC is keen to participate collaboratively, as a project partner or a coordinator, in EU and other joint projects. Everything from simple partnerships to multidisciplinary projects or networks of scientists and researchers across all science and technology fields related to the environment. more>>>

JNCC Strategy


2017 JNCC Strategy


The strategy sets out the direction and scope of JNCC more>>>


UK Biodiversity Framework

 The framework is designed to show how the work of the four UK countries joins up with work at a UK level to achieve the ‘Aichi targets’ and the aims of the EU biodiversity strategy. Read the framework

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