MCZ Tranche Two Consultation
JNCC provided scientific advice to Defra on offshore recommended MCZs considered for designation in 2015. These sites, together with other types of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), will help to deliver the UK government’s vision of ‘clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse oceans and seas’.
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.
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
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.