©Natural England/Allan Drewitt

New Dragonfly Recording app

Free app to help track UK's dragonflies

Kingfisher © DirkR_Dreamstime

Breeding Bird Survey 2014

BBS 2014 published thanks to 2,687 volunteers

The latest results of the Breeding Birds Survey are published today and show that 2013-14 was a good year for many UK birds.

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.

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.

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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