Hypogymnia © Ian Leith

Lichen App

New app to monitor nitrogen air quality using lichens

Based on a field guide produced in collaboration with JNCC, Scottish Natural Heritage, and others, a new app using lichens to assess atmospheric nitrogen pollution effects has been developed by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.

Examples of non-native species listed on Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act

Wildlife and Countryside Act

Consultation of Schedule 9

The consultation on which non-native species to list on Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act is now open until 2 August 2015.

Greater horseshoe bat
©BCT/Hugh Clark

National Bat Monitoring Programme

Latest results in the NBMP Annual Report 2014

Data on distribution and abundance of bats in the UK collected by a network of dedicated volunteers

Smew©Edmund Fellowes_BTO

Latest Wetland Bird Survey report

The 33rd annual WeBS report on the UK's wintering waterbirds for 2013/2014.

High Brown Fritillary_v2

UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme 2015 Report

The latest results of the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme are now available.

Sea anemone (Phelliactis sp.), wire coral (Stichopathes sp.), sea cucumbers (Psolus squamatus) and the soft coral (Anthomastus grandiflorus) and on boulders on coral rubble
©DECC SEA Programme

MPA Site Information Centres now live

JNCC have developed online Site Information Centres as a one stop shop for information on MPAs in UK offshore waters.

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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

New species on St. Helena

On the island of St. Helena, one of the UK's Overseas Territories, 14 new marine species have been discovered.

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Divers conducting surveys around the island of St. Helena © Marine Section EMD