Nature News Issue 16: Winter 2008
Issue 16 of JNCC's newsletter Nature News. Focusing on the organisation's national and international conservation work.


Nature News is a way of keeping you informed of JNCC's national and international conservation work.
Cover of Nature News Issue 16: Winter 2008
The following is a summary of the information that is included in this issue:

Chair's Introduction

  • Introduction by JNCC's new Chairman, Peter Bridgewater.


ENCA Network

  • JNCC signs up to membership of influential new group of European Nature Conservation Agencies (ENCA).


Seabirds at Sea Team's fieldwork

  • This summer, JNCC's Seabirds at Sea Team conducted a five-week expedition to collect data on the foraging locations of red-throated divers around the Isle of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides.


Offshore conservation zones

  • JNCC is currently undertaking work to identify the most suitable sites to be put forward as Special Protection Areas (SPAs) for birds in the marine environment.


Seabed mapping explained

  • JNCC, as lead partner of the transnational mapping European Seabed Habitats (MESH) project, has launched a new online resource, the MESH Guide to Marine Habitat Mapping.


Species and habitat review

  • A new UK list of Priority Species and Habitats has been published, containing 1,149 species and 65 habitats.


Biofuels - a Pandora's Box?

  • JNCC is working with government at national and EU level to develop sustainability criteria to encourage biofuels production.


Conservation Conversation

  • Q & A with JNCC Chair Peter Bridgewater. 









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