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Latest Wetland Bird Survey report

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

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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
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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.

National Plant Monitoring Scheme

National Plant Monitoring Scheme - Every Flower Counts

JNCC supporting the NPMS, which will fill a significant gap in UK biodiversity surveillance.

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Website user survey 2015

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Common sunstar (Crossaster papposus) on rocky substrata with encrusting sponges, bryozoa and ascidans © JNCC/Cefas

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’.

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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