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A representative from JNCC’s Marine Protected Sites Team has joined colleagues from Cefas to deliver a Marine Protected Area (MPA) training course to the Environment Public Authority in Kuwait.
JNCC launch a consultation on revised guidelines for minimising the risk of injury and disturbance to marine mammals from seismic surveys. The consultation will close on the 23rd December 2016.
The Liverpool Bay/Bae Lerpwl marine pSPA builds on the existing SPA, extending it towards the north and the west to incorporate areas which are important for little gulls during the winter months. The consultation runs until 5pm on 8 February 2017.
A third review of the status of the UK’s most important sites for birds has now been submitted to UK Ministers. This review of the SPA network brings together data collected during the 2000s and includes extensive counts from volunteer schemes.
The Greater Wash marine pSPA is one of a group of pSPAs which aim to protect marine areas of outstanding importance for seabirds and waterbirds in English waters. More information is available and the consultation will close 18 January 2017.
These four marine pSPAs aim to protect marine areas of outstanding importance for seabirds and waterbirds in Scotland. Detailed information on these individual pSPAs is available. The consultation will close 17 January 2017.
The Seabird Monitoring Programme (SMP) has published its latest UK seabird statistics for the period 1986-2015.
The next Joint Committee meeting will be held in Peterborough on 22 September
Now live, a new Tool Assessor service providing information about the range of tools that analyse what the environment does for people.
Latest results of the Wetland Bird Survey have now been published.