New iRecord App launched

Another essential tool for citizen science

Record and share your UK wildlife sightings on a new iRecord App

Marine Conservation Zones

Highly mobile species MCZ guidance published

JNCC and Natural England have published guidance for third-parties to follow in the selection of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) for highly mobile species.

Tools Assessor launched

Supporting practical assessment of natural capital in land-use decision making

12 online resource tools available

UK Species conservation

Designated species collation now updated

Conservation designations for over 12,000 UK Taxa

Latest official bat statistics

National Bat Monitoring Programme

Citizen scientists keep track of bats


New consultation

Six proposed marine SPAs around England

Proposed SPAs in English territorial waters and UK offshore waters around England for rare and vulnerable birds, as well as regularly occurring migratory birds in Europe.


New areas in English waters awarded environmental protection

Twenty-three new Marine Conservation Zones, including seven offshore MCZs, are being added to the UK’s MPA network. JNCC provided scientific advice on the offshore sites announced, and have produced site information centres for all offshore MCZs.

UK National Contact Point  

JNCC is the UK LIFE National Contact Point from January 2016



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

David Stroud awarded NBN Memorial Medal

JNCC's Senior Ornithologist, David Stroud MBE, has been awarded NBN's Sir John Burnett Memorial Medal.

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David Stroud MBE receives the Sir John Burnett Memorial Medal from the Earl of Selborne © NBN

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