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WeBS is the principal scheme for monitoring the populations of the UK's wintering waterbirds, indicating the status of waterbird populations and the health of wetland.
These Official Statistics combine data from the traditional UKBMS transect sites and Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey (WCBS) sites, and relate to UK level population change.
Independent member Professor Michel Kaiser has been reappointed to the Joint Nature Conservation Committee
NPMS now launched, is looking for volunteers to carry out surveys of wildflowers and their habitats to help fill a significant gap in UK biodiversity surveillance.
Defra, the Northern Ireland executive, the Scottish government and the Welsh government are seeking views on the UK’s proposed programme of measures to maintain or achieve Good Environmental Status (GES) in their seas by 2020.
Defra are seeking views on the designation of 23 recommended Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) and the addition of features to some designated MCZs. The consultation is open until 24 April 2015.