Wolf-fish © Oceana, 2017

Latest underwater video

Discover the marine creatures in the Witch Ground Basin

Watch our video and discover the amazing marine creatures that live beneath the waves at Braemar Pockmarks Marine Protected Area in the Witch Ground Basin!

JNCC's November Science Bulletin

Bite-sized update

JNCC's November Science Bulletin out now!

The November edition of JNCC's Science Bulletin, bringing together news and information about our recent work and achievements in a short at-a-glance format that can be read on-the-go is now available online!

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Latest Bird Indicators now published

Part of the government’s suite of UK biodiversity indicators.

Based largely on data from the BTO/JNCC/RSPB Breeding Bird Survey and the BTO/RSPB/JNCC Wetland Bird Survey.

Autosub6000 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Expedition represents important collaboration

Successful voyage delivers first-class science

JNCC and NOC scientists recently returned following a successful 3-week exploration on-board the RRS James Cook. The trialling of novel marine robots, including the UK's first 6000m rated underwater glider, gave scientists invaluable information on Greater Haig Fras and The Canyons Marine Protected Areas.

UK Biodiversity Indicators 2018

UK Biodiversity Indicators 2018

Progress towards the 2020 targets

Using data from nearly 100 organisations, including Government, research bodies and the voluntary sector.

Cross-leaved Heather Erica Tetralix © Natural England

SSSI Guidelines

Sites of Special Scientific Interest Guidelines Revised

JNCC is in the process of revising Guidelines for selection of biological SSSIs. A number of newly-revised Chapters have recently been published.


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JNCC is the UK LIFE National Contact Point


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Working with us


JNCC is keen to participate collaboratively, as a project partner or a coordinator, in EU and other joint projects. Everything from simple partnerships to multidisciplinary projects or networks of scientists and researchers across all science and technology fields related to the environment. more>>>

JNCC's website is changing

We are currently undertaking a refresh of our website as our existing content management system is no longer fit for purpose. We will post information regarding when we expect the refreshed website to go live so please check back here for updates. Our current site will remain available in static form via The National Archives following the launch of the refreshed site.

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Annual Report and Accounts for the year ending 31 March 2018


During 2017/18, JNCC utilised our unique blend of skills and cost-effective working arrangements to fulfil our role as an impartial scientific authority on UK and international nature conservation. We provided evidence and advice on a wide range of topics to enable the four government administrations in the UK to meet their environmental priorities.



JNCC Strategy


The strategy sets out the direction and scope of JNCC more>>>

2017 JNCC Strategy


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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