Bluefin tuna © Pixelmania_Dreamstime
Bluefin tuna © Pixelmania_Dreamstime

JNCC commission work from TRAFFIC


Priority action for high risk fish


A report exploring a strategic overview of risks posed to aquatic organisms (fish and invertebrates) by commercial exploitation for international trade.

Bedrock reef at Solan Bank covered with soft corals (Alcyonium digitatum), coralline algae, foliose red seaweeds, and the urchin Echinus esculentus and colonial tunicates © JNCC
Bedrock reef at Solan Bank  © JNCC

JNCC Consultation launched


FIVE new possible Marine Protected Areas


JNCC have launched a three month public consultation on the selection of five important possible marine protected areas (MPA) for reef habitats in Scottish offshore waters. 

The closing date for the 12 week formal consultation is 25th May 2012.

Adalia punctata © R Comont
Adalia punctata © R Comont

Native ladybirds displaced


Invasive alien predator causes rapid declines of European ladybirds


A new study, supported with funding from JNCC, has been published by the Centre of Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), which provides evidence of the impact of invasive ‘harlequin’ ladybirds on populations of native ladybirds.

CEFAS Endeavour
CEFAS Endeavour

Survey gathering evidence


JNCC staff are on survey gathering evidence in support of Marine Protected Areas


Potential Marine Conservation Zone (MCZs) in the Irish Sea and SW Approaches are being surveyed during February. Stay up to date via the JNCC Offshore Survey blog.

MAIA Network
MAIA network

MAIA - Marine Protected Areas in the Atlantic Arc


JNCC is a partner of the MAIA Project.


The MAIA project aims to:
Promote and structure the sharing of experience and approaches;
Elaborate common methodologies;
Contribute to the emergence of a network of MPA managers.

Back to basics

What is biodiversity?

Biodiversity is simply the web of life on Earth - a hugely diverse range of species, genes and ecosystems.

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Nature News

Nature News 27

Winter 2012 edition featuring the highs and lows of UK's species and habitats.

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