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MPA Conservation Advice

Updated MPA Conservation Advice

Updated formal conservation advice for a further 32 Marine Protected Areas is now available on the respective site’s conservation advice tab. Please see the Conservation Advice page.

Grizzled-Skipper ©Mark Searle, BC

Latest Butterfly Trends released

Annual UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme

JNCC in partnership with leading NGO’s and research organisations


Offshore MPA fisheries management

2-year joint project on fishing in Offshore MPAs

JNCC is part of a consortium of five organisations developing a participatory approach to the management of fishing activity in UK offshore Marine Protected Areas.

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JNCC working internationally

Helping to improve South Africa's freshwater resources 

JNCC has successfully completed a piece of work that could help to improve the management of water resources for the 55 million population of South Africa.

Conservation Advice © JNCC

MPA Conservation Advice

Updated conservation advice for five marine areas

Updated formal conservation advice for Braemar Pockmarks SAC, Scanner Pockmark SAC, East of Gannet and Montrose Fields NCMPA, Fulmar MCZ and Firth of Forth Banks Complex NCMPA.

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MPA Conservation Advice

Updated conservation advice for Dogger Bank SAC

JNCC have published updated formal Conservation Advice for Dogger Bank SAC.


The State of the UK's Bats 2017

Latest trends report from the NBMP

Populations of bat species being monitored are stable or recovering.

North Norfolk Sandbanks and Saturn Reef SAC © JNCC and Cefas

MPA Conservation Advice

New formal conservation advice published

New formal conservation advice is now available for North Norfolk Sandbanks and Saturn Reef SAC.

Manx Shearwater © Graeme Duncan

Newly classified Irish Sea Front marine SPA

First to protect an important offshore seabird foraging area

Irish Sea Front SPA the first UK SPA to protect an important seabird foraging area which is fully located in the offshore environment

JNCC 10 years of UK MPAs map © JNCC

10 years of UK Offshore Marine Protected Areas

Protecting our diverse and vibrant seas for future generations

JNCC has been working for more than 10 years to identify MPAs in the more remote areas of our seas to ensure they remain healthy into the future.


UK National Contact Point  

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JNCC is the UK LIFE National Contact Point


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Working with us


JNCC is keen to participate collaboratively, as a project partner or a coordinator, in EU and other joint projects. Everything from simple partnerships to multidisciplinary projects or networks of scientists and researchers across all science and technology fields related to the environment. more>>>

JNCC Strategy


2017 JNCC Strategy


The strategy sets out the direction and scope of JNCC more>>>


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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