Marine Conservation Zones
Highly mobile species MCZ guidance published
JNCC and Natural England have published guidance for third-parties to follow in the selection of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) for highly mobile species.
Tools Assessor launched
Supporting practical assessment of natural capital in land-use decision making12 online resource tools available
UK Species conservation
Designated species collation now updatedConservation designations for over 12,000 UK Taxa
Wintering Waterbird Official Statistics
Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) results2014/2015 Annual Report
Latest official bat statistics
National Bat Monitoring ProgrammeCitizen scientists keep track of bats
Six proposed marine SPAs around England
Proposed SPAs in English territorial waters and UK offshore waters around England for rare and vulnerable birds, as well as regularly occurring migratory birds in Europe.
New areas in English waters awarded environmental protection
Twenty-three new Marine Conservation Zones, including seven offshore MCZs, are being added to the UK’s MPA network. JNCC provided scientific advice on the offshore sites announced, and have produced site information centres for all offshore MCZs.