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 18 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.
Building partnerships between the UK Overseas Territories

Building partnerships between the UK Overseas Territories

JNCC facilitating Territory to Territory partnerships

Exchanging documents to initiate a Territory to Territory partnership project between the Government of Montserrat and the Falkland Islands Government Institute SAERI

©Courtesy of the NERC funded DeepLinks projects - Plymouth University, Oxford University, JNCC

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Deep Links MPA Connectivity project

JNCC proud partner in this successful project


Proposal for 200 mile MPA in UK Overseas Territory

St Helena put forward Exclusive Economic Zone as Marine Protected Area

Marine Management Plan developed as an output of JNCC managed and Darwin-funded project.


Latest Breeding Bird Survey

Data taken from 3,731 BBS squares

Report shows Turtle Dove population is in a tailspin

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

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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Nature News

David Stroud awarded NBN Memorial Medal

JNCC's Senior Ornithologist, David Stroud MBE, has been awarded NBN's Sir John Burnett Memorial Medal.

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David Stroud MBE receives the Sir John Burnett Memorial Medal from the Earl of Selborne © NBN