Enquiries about the biodiversity indicators or this publication


This publication has been produced by the Biodiversity and Ecosystems Evidence and Analysis team (Defra) working with the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC).


Editorial / Project team:

Defra:  Simon Hatfield, Christine Holleran and Karen Thomas.

JNCC: Emma Durham, Cathy Gardner, Maddy Long and James Williams.


Biodiversity Indicators Steering Group members:

Katie Beckett (Defra), Humphrey Crick (Natural England), John Farren (Northern Ireland Environment Agency), Richard Gregory (RSPB on behalf of Wildlife and Countryside Link), Christine Holleran (Defra), Simon Hatfield (Defra), David Johnston (Natural Resources Wales), Chris Lynam (CEFAS), John Landrock (Scottish Government), Michael McLeod (Scottish Government), David O'Brien (Scottish Natural Heritage), Andrew Stott (Defra, Chair), Mark Stevenson (Defra), Karen Thomas (Defra), Phil Wensley (Welsh Government), James Williams (Joint Nature Conservation Committee), Richard Weyl (Northern Ireland Environment Agency).


Responsible statistician:

Christine Holleran (Defra).


We would welcome feedback on this publication.  If you have any comments or questions about the published biodiversity indicators please contact:

  • E-mail:  .
  • Address:  Biodiversity and Ecosystems Evidence and Analysis, Defra, Room 201 Foss House, Kings Pool, 1-2 Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PX.

Information on other environmental statistics is also available on Defra’s webpages at: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-environment-food-rural-affairs/about/statistics.  


For enquiries about the future development of the indicators, please contact:

James Williams at  /  01733 866868, or

Christine Holleran at / 0208 026 6180.


For further details on all the indicators, including data sources and assessment methods, please visit the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) website: http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/ukbi.