JNCC's Annual Report and Accounts for year ending 31 March 2010.
During 2009/10, JNCC continued to make a
significant contribution to domestic, European and wider
international nature conservation through its unique role in
providing the evidence base for policy to UK and devolved
In line with JNCC’s strategy, agreed in 2009,
we focused our resources on those issues where we have a
distinctive role and where we can add value to activities
undertaken by others. A crucial part of our work involved acting as
an informed link between national, European and global
decision-making and implementation bodies. In this way we supported
devolved implementation of environmental policy within the UK, and
also helped the UK make an effective contribution to nature
conservation beyond our shores, including those of the Crown
Dependencies and Overseas Territories.
Conservation is, more than ever, a
collaborative affair, and JNCC’s great strength is our ability to
build strong collaborative partnerships with the country nature
conservation bodies, Defra, devolved administrations, other
statutory organisations and partners in the third sector. During
2009/10, we forged new partnerships and enhanced existing ones, and
in this way demonstrated our commitment to maximising value for
money, especially in developing, maintaining and providing access
to a sound evidence base.
Our work programme for 2009/10 was ambitious,
reflecting the wide-ranging priorities of UK and devolved
governments. However, the fact that 42 of the 44 key performance
indicators were fully or substantially achieved by the end of the
year indicates the success we achieved across a wide front. Our
strong track record in delivery puts JNCC in a good position to
meet the many challenges that governments will rightly expect us to
face in 2010/11 and beyond.
Please cite as: JNCC, (2010), Annual Report and Accounts for year ending 31 March 2010, Soft back, A4, 62pp, ISBN 978-0-10-296661-9