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The UK

Published date 2022-11-22

The UK (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales) has a diverse mix of habitats and species for its small size (approximately 240,000 km2), with a marine area approximately 3.5 times the size of the...

Nature Positive 2030

Published date 2022-11-22

Nature Positive 2030 has been produced by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Natural England, Natural Resources Wales, NatureScot and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency. It consists of two ...

The offshore marine environment

Published date 2019-04-09

The UK governments have a shared vision for clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse oceans and seas. JNCC has responsibility for nature conservation in the offshore marine environmen...

Improving global co-ordination & action

Published date 2019-05-25

Many of the issues facing biodiversity, such as climate change, require concerted action at broader scales, in particular at a global scale. There are a range of frameworks to enable this, including i...

Memorandum of Understanding concerning Conservation Measures for Marine Turtles of the Atlantic Coast of Africa

Published date 2019-05-02

Marine turtles are thought to be numerous along much of the Atlantic coast of Africa, extending from Morocco to South Africa. Information suggests that the waters of Morocco (which includes the Wester...

South Rigg MPA

Published date 2021-08-19

Status: Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) The site is located in the west of the Irish Sea region, approximately 23 km west of the Isle of Man. The seabed is predominately mud and sand with areas of coar...

Marine birds and offshore industries

Published date 2019-05-08

There are 119 species of bird which make significant use of the marine environment around the UK (seabirds, seaducks and diving birds). These will interact with various offshore industry activities in...

Monitoring Seabirds At Sea

Published date 2020-06-25

Since 1979, JNCC has conducted surveys of seabirds and cetaceans at sea from ships and aircraft. Survey transects of approximately 525,000 km (over 13 times around the world at the equator) have count...

Data Collection: Survey Methods and Equipment

Published date 2019-05-31

A wide variety of data types are acquired during offshore survey operations, including biological and geomorphological data. Seabed Imagery Still images and video of the seabed are collected for the v...

Nitrogen Futures

Published date 2022-06-06

The Nitrogen Futures Project Nitrogen is an important nutrient for plant growth and food production. However, excess nitrogen can be harmful to human health and affect biodiversity and ecosystem serv...

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