Bumblebee (Bombus lucorum agg.) © Marilyn Peddle_Creative Commons license

UK Biodiversity Indicators 2014

Published on 4 December, including new measures on public engagement, biodiversity data for decision making, status of surface water bodies, and pollinators.

Species Status Report No.9 line drawing hoverfly family Syrphidae
Line drawing Hoverfly family Syrphidae © JNCC 

Species Status Report No. 9

Part 6 of A review of the scarce and threatened flies of Great Britain covering the Hoverfly family Syrphidae is now available online.

Grey Wagtail © Jill Pakenham/BTO
Grey Wagtail © Jill Pakenham/BTO

Official Statistics

Bird population trends in 2013 revealed

The latest results from the Breeding Birds Survey have been published on BTO’s website. This survey relies on the efforts of thousands of volunteer recorders and shows how bird populations are faring in the UK.

Seamount communities on the Hebrides Terrace Seamount © Heriot-Watt University, JNCC and Natural Environment Research Council
Seamount communities, Hebrides Terrace Seamount © Heriot-Watt University, JNCC & NERC

30 new Marine Protected Areas for Scotland

Using scientific advice provided by JNCC, 13 new offshore Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas have been designated in Scotland's waters beyond 12nm. These areas are part of the wider network of 30 MPAs designated to help conserve Scotland's rich marine heritage. 

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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

Nature News 31

Issue 31: Winter 2013-2014 edition of JNCC's Nature News.

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Anemone at The Canyons © MESH