SUKB 2017

The State of the UK's Birds 2017

Latest results from bird surveys and monitoring studies

Highlights affects of climate change on birds.

Manx Shearwater © Graeme Duncan

Newly classified Irish Sea Front marine SPA

First to protect an important offshore seabird foraging area

The Irish Sea Front SPA is the first SPA in the UK to protect an important seabird foraging area which is fully located in the offshore environment; with the aim of protecting the foraging grounds of Manx shearwater. Tracking studies indicate that individuals from at least three different colonies around the Irish sea utilise the area.

JNCC 10 years of UK MPAs map © JNCC

10 years of UK Offshore Marine Protected Areas

Protecting our diverse and vibrant seas for future generations

Our seas have a brilliant variety of marine life and habitats, many of which are rare and nationally important. JNCC has been working for more than 10 years to identify MPAs in the more remote areas of our seas to ensure they remain healthy into the future.

Minister Therese Coffey meets JNCC staff in Aberdeen

JNCC welcomes Minister Thérèse Coffey to their Aberdeen office

"World leading science in action"

The Minister spent time chatting to staff during a series of deskside presentations.

Professor Christine Maggs © Christine Maggs

The Breeding Bird Survey 2016

Latest produced trends for 111 species in the UK

Seamount communities © Changing Oceans Expedition 2012, Heriot-Watt University, JNCC, NERC

Protecting the UKs marine wonders for future generations

JNCC bring remote areas of the sea to life in underwater videos

The UKs seas host some of the most diverse habitats in Europe, from vibrant cold-water coral reefs in the hidden depths to towering underwater mountains that are hotspots for marine life! 

Grey Seal © John Weinberg

Intermediate Assessment 2017

New assessments on state of the marine environment in OSPAR waters

The OSPAR Commission has just launched a major new assessment of the state of our marine environment and the pressures caused by marine activities.

UK National Contact Point  

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JNCC is the UK LIFE National Contact Point from January 2016


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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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