|The JNCC is the Government's wildlife adviser, undertaking national and
international conservation work on behalf of the three country nature conservation
agencies English Nature, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Countryside Council for Wales.
Our work is also supported by the Environment and Heritage Service (Northern Ireland).
This work contributes to sustaining and enriching biological diversity, enhancing
geological features and sustaining natural systems.
In particular, the JNCC's core
* to advise ministers on the development of policies for, or affecting, nature
conservation in Great Britain and internationally;
* to provide advice and knowledge to anyone on nature conservation issues affecting
Great Britain and internationally;
* to establish common standards throughout Great Britain for the monitoring of nature
conservation and for research into nature conservation and the analysis of the results;
and to commission or support research which the Committee deems relevant to the special
Because the JNCC has a statutory remit, much of its work is of a technical or
scientific nature, therefore its main audience is primarily government agencies and
departments, NGOs in the environment sector and conservation practitioners within the UK
and Europe. However, if you have a specific query regarding a particular aspect of our
work, you can contact us at: