Enquiries about the biodiversity indicators or this publication


This publication has been produced by the Biodiversity and Ecosystems Evidence and Analysis team (Defra) working with the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC).


Editorial / Project team:

Defra:  Katherine Atherton, Nicola George, Christine Holleran and Ben Rhodes.

JNCC:  Cathy Gardner, Maddy Long and James Williams.


Biodiversity Indicators Steering Group members:

Humphrey Crick (Natural England), John Farren (Northern Ireland Environment Agency), Nicola George (Defra), Richard Gregory (Wildlife and Countryside Link), Christine Holleran (Defra), Dave Johnston (Natural Resources Wales), Holly Kelley-Weil (Defra), John Landrock (Scottish Government), Chris Lynam (CEFAS), David O’Brien (Scottish Natural Heritage), Deborah Procter (JNCC), Andrew Stott (Defra, Chair), Sally Thomas (Scottish Government), Richard Weyl (Northern Ireland Environment Agency), Angela Watkins (Welsh Government), James Williams (JNCC).


Responsible statistician:

Christine Holleran (Defra).


We would welcome feedback on this publication.  If you have any comments or questions about the published biodiversity indicators please contact:

  • E-mail:  .
  • Address:  Biodiversity and Ecosystems Evidence and Analysis, Defra, Room 201 Foss House, Kings Pool, 1-2 Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PX.

Information on other environmental statistics is also available on Defra’s webpages at: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-environment-food-rural-affairs/about/statistics.  


For enquiries about wider aspects of biodiversity conservation please refer to the JNCC website below, or contact Defra’s Nature Improvement Programme:

  • E-mail: 
  • Address:  Nature Improvement Programme, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Zone 1/14, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6EB.


For enquiries about the future development of the indicators, please contact:

James Williams at  /  01733 866868, or

Christine Holleran at / 0208 026 6180.


For further details on all the indicators, including data sources and assessment methods, please visit the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) website: http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/ukbi.