Ampharete oculicirrata©R.Barnich

All eyes on a new worm species

Exciting discovery by JNCC, MSS and Thomson EC scientists

Unique new species has eyes at both ends of its body.
Nature News Spring 2019 cover

JNCC Nature News

Spring 2019 edition

Second edition of the relaunched JNCC Nature News is now online, brimming with news and information on our UK and international work.
Tranche 3 Marine Conservation Zones

Tranche 3 MCZ Designated

Third Tranche of MCZs announced

Defra announce the designation of the third tranche of Marine Conservation Zones.
Harbour seal © Lindis Bergland

UK Marine Strategy Part 1 

Defra launch consultation

JNCC made a significant contribution to the UK Marine Strategy consultation on achieving good environmental status for our biologically diverse seas, leading on the marine mammals, marine birds and benthic habitats assessments.

Long-tailed tit©NE/Allan Drewitt

2018 Breeding Bird Survey

Latest results now published

Information gathered from over 4,000 sites across the UK.

Large Blue©NE_PeterWakely

Latest butterfly Official Statistics

Butterflies bounce back in a heatwave summer

Thousands of volunteers submit records.


UK National Contact Point  

LIFE logo

JNCC is the UK LIFE National Contact Point


United Nations Decade on Biodiversity logo

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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