Nature News 12
Issue 12 of Nature News which features key areas of work where JNCC is making a special contribution to nature conservation in the UK, Europe and internationally.
Nature News is a way of keeping you informed of JNCC's
national and international conservation work.
The following is a summary of the information that is included
in this issue.
Chairman's Introduction - Going
- Increasingly, the focus of JNCC's work is on nature
Wetlands no longer cut and dried
- The degradation and loss of wetlands is more rapid than
that for other ecosystems.
flight for top honour
- David Stroud (JNCC's Senior Ornithological Adviser) received
the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement Waterbird
Conservation Award 2005.
UK leads on conservation of sharks and
- The Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) is the
international agreement which enables many countries to take
co-ordinated action to conserve migratory species around the
- Brief biographies for the thirteen members of
Seabed mapping programmes will plug knowledge gaps
for new European Marine Directive
- In October 2005 the European Commission released its
proposals for a new Marine Strategy Directive, which will
complement the existing Water Framework Directive.
Analysing the clues on Avian
- JNCC re-affirms that culling of wild birds is not an
appropriate control response for H5N1.
Fossil mammals and birds before the Ice
- A new book published by JNCC charts the evolution of early
mammals and birds.
- MESH partners attend an intercalibration workshop organised by
- Widespread starvation of seabirds occurred in some of the UK's
largest and most renowned colonies around Scotland's north-west
Involving people in
- A short booklet entitled Involving People in
Geodiversity has recently been published.
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