Nitrogen Deposition and the Nature Directives

Impacts and responses: our shared experiences



Organised by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC), Peterborough, UK, 2–4 December 2013


On behalf of the UK Government, JNCC organised a workshop on the impacts of nitrogen deposition on the conservation status of Natura sites and the wider landscape. This knowledge-sharing workshop was a commitment from the Atlantic Region Natura seminar,  where nitrogen deposition was highlighted as a major pressure and threat to habitat and species.


The workshop was held in Peterborough, UK, from 2-4 December 2013.


The workshop aims were to:


  • Share knowledge and experience of the assessment of nitrogen deposition impacts on conservation status of habitats
  • Examine (share best practice on) strategies and measures to reduce the impacts on Natura sites and the wider landscape.


The workshop was attended by representatives from Member States of the European Atlantic Region, from Government and Non-Government Organisations. 


Further details of the event can be found on our leaflet (please click on the image below) and final programme. Background papers are available for download.  Copies of presentations given at the workshop are made available here.


The workshop report is now available to download.

More information on the Natura 2000 Biogeographic Process is available on the Natura 2000 Platform.

Nitrogen Deposition Workshop leaflet image