Dogger Bank draft cSAC-SCI consultation

MPA Conservation Advice

Draft conservation advice for Dogger Bank cSAC/SCI

JNCC are inviting feedback on a new approach to providing Conservation Advice for offshore MPAs. Please share your comments by 31st January 2017.
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.
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.
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.

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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.