JNCC's January 2019 Science Bulletin

JNCC Science Bulletin

First edition of 2019

New Year - new edition of our Science Bulletin, highlighting some of our recent projects and activities, both in theUK and internationally.

Prof Christine Maggs and Carolina Schmidtz, Chilean Minister for the Environment, signing a Memorandum of Understanding

Expanding our network of international partnerships

A milestone in collaborative working on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) with Chile

JNCC staff attended a Ministerial event hosted by the Chilean Government to sign a Memorandum of Understanding for joint working between Chile and the UK on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

Angola's Afromontane Forest project © Ant Maddock/JNCC

Afromontane forests

Working to restore one of Angola's most threatened habitats

JNCC's Ant Maddock recently spent a week in Angola working on a project to help the villagers of Kanjonde in Huambo Province plant Afromontane forest trees.

Scottish MPA Timeline

Developing Scotland's MPA network

Report presented to Scottish Government

JNCC are delighted to have partnered with Scottish Natural Heritage and others to input into the Marine Protected Area progress report - recording the progress towards Scotland’s commitment to its ecologically coherent MPA network.

David Stroud AEWA award

David Stroud, AEWA Honorary Patron Award

Honoured for his outstanding achievements

The highest accolade the Treaty can bestow and has only been awarded once previously.

Wolf-fish © Oceana, 2017

Latest underwater video

Discover the marine creatures in the Witch Ground Basin

Watch our video and discover the amazing marine creatures that live beneath the waves at Braemar Pockmarks Marine Protected Area in the Witch Ground Basin!

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Latest Bird Indicators now published

Part of the government’s suite of UK biodiversity indicators.

Based largely on data from the BTO/JNCC/RSPB Breeding Bird Survey and the BTO/RSPB/JNCC Wetland Bird Survey.


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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