Conservation Listings

There is a wide range of legislation and policy that influences bird conservation in the UK.  Species appear on a variety of lists designed to clarify the requirements of law and policy, and these lists are periodically updated or amended.  Auditing conservation listings is a difficult task, but we have attempted to do so in a single resource for all species in all taxanomic groups. 


General protection: Summary of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.


Conservation designations for UK taxa a downloadable spreadsheet that allows you to query the listing status of birds and other species. 


IUCN Global Red-list: for more information go to the IUCN website.


The Population Status of Birds in the UK

The population status of birds is reviewed every five years to keep track of changes in abundance and range. The new lists are based on the most up-to-date information available.