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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.
Trends in numbers, breeding sucess and survival for UK breeding birds in 2014 have been published
Two new Independent Members of the Joint Committee have been appointed.
This chapter updates and replaces the previous version and provides detailed guidance for use in selecting lowland grassland sites throughout Great Britain to recommend for notification as SSSIs.
Understanding the displacement impacts, as a one-off habitat loss, to seabird populations from offshore wind farm sites. Date for returns is Friday 28 November 2014 @ 09:00.
JNCC have published four new Marine Strategy Framework Directive reports for developing marine benthic habitat indicators as part of the overarching aim to achieve Good Environmental Status (GES) for the marine environment.
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 wetlands
A suite of draft SPAs in Scottish waters has been announced by Scottish Government.
Scotland welcomes designation of 30 Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas to help conserve Scotland's rich marine heritage.