Through work in partnership, nature conservation advice, policy
and programmes provide greater environmental benefits as well as
being fairer and delivering value for money..
JNCC itself is a forum bringing together, on its Joint
Committee, Board and Council, members from:
Northern Ireland’s Council for Nature Conservation and the
Scottish Natural Heritage
Our staff work with colleagues from these bodies and from the
Northern Ireland Environment
We provide advice to policy-makers in the devolved
administrations, UK Government, the European Commission and
international fora. By doing so we help to join up policy at
different geographical scales and across sectors. For example, we
provide advice on policies that affect nature conservation like the
Common Fisheries Policy and on the impacts of UK trade on global
We also advise regulators on how specific activities in the
offshore marine environment and internationally affect nature
conservation. For instance we work with the Department of Energy
and Climate Change on offshore energy issues and with Animal Health
on applications to trade in endangered species.
In the UK we work with a range of organisations, and through
them with thousands of volunteers, to deliver surveillance schemes.
They provide essential information on biodiversity status and
We also work with others to get the most from investments in
research. That includes enabling data held by a range of
organisations to be available to all and developing strategies for
collaborative research. JNCC also works with equivalent
organisations in Europe and around the world to enable UK
information to be shared and placed in context.