Peter Chaniotis in Kuwait

MPA Training

Joint JNCC/Cefas training in Kuwait

A representative from JNCC’s Marine Protected Sites Team has joined colleagues from Cefas to deliver an MPA training course to the Environment Public Authority in Kuwait.
Seismic Guideline Consultation copyright JNCC

Marine Consultation

Seismic Guideline Consultation

JNCC have launched a consultation on revised guidelines for minimising the risk of injury and disturbance to marine mammals from seismic surveys. The consultation will close on the 23rd December 2016.
Little gull copyright Mark Lewis

SPA Consultation

Liverpool Bay / Bae Lerpwl marine potential Special Protection Area

A consultation on a marine potential Special Protection Area (pSPA) has been launched - the expansion of the existing Liverpool Bay / Bae Lerpwl SPA. The proposal will extend the SPA towards the north and the west to incorporate areas which are important for little gulls during the winter months. The consultation will close 8 February 2017.
Joint Nature Conservation Committee

JNCC Review

Review Published

Over a six month period this year Defra and the Devolved Administrations conducted a review of JNCC to establish the most effective and efficient delivery model, across the UK, for the functions performed by JNCC now and in the future. This review has now been published.
SPA Third review 2016

SPA Review

Ten year health check for UK’s most important bird sites

A third review of the status of the UK’s most important sites for birds has now been submitted to UK Ministers. This review of the SPA network brings together data collected during the 2000s and includes extensive counts from volunteer schemes.
Common Tern copyright Mark Lewis

SPA Consultation

Proposed marine SPA in Greater Wash

Following the launch of a consultation on four new possible Special Protection Areas (pSPAs) in Scottish inshore and offshore waters earlier this month, JNCC and Natural England have launched a consultation on potential SPAs (pSPAs) in English inshore and offshore waters. The consultation will close 17 January 2017.
Gannets diving © Brydon Thomason

SPA Consultation

Four proposed marine SPAs in waters around Scotland

These marine pSPAs aim to protect marine areas of outstanding importance for seabirds and waterbirds in Scotland. Detailed information on these individual pSPAs is available. The consultation will close 17 January 2017.
Sule Skerry Gannetry © Jez Blackburn

Official Statistics

Seabird Monitoring Programme

The latest population trends and causes of change for UK seabirds have been published by the Seabird Monitoring Programme (SMP).

CITES - JNCC’s Vin Fleming and Alison Littlewood (right and second from right) pictured with Defra Minister Thérèse Coffey and Noeleen Smyth from Kew (left)

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora - 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CITES

JNCC contributes to the development of Government policy by providing sound scientific advice, as well as advising Government on licence applications (c.20,000 p.a.)  for CITES-listed species regulated under the European legislation. We also participate in delegations to national, European and international meetings.

UK National Contact Point  

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JNCC is the UK LIFE National Contact Point from January 2016


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UK Biodiversity Framework

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John Weinberg

1958 – 2016

A tribute to our colleague and friend John Weinberg who sadly passed away on 20 October 2016.