Records of the Joint Nature Conservation Committee

Records of the Joint Nature Conservation Committee

Contains records of the Joint Nature Conservation Committee relating the provision of guidance on nature conservation issues.


  • Annual reports, KR 1
  • Minutes and papers, KR 5
  • Publications (UK nature conservation series), KR 2
  • Publications (reports series), KR 6
  • Project publications, KR 3
  • Occasional publications, KR 4
  • The Marine Nature Conservation Review, KR 7
  • Datasets of selection of special areas of conservation in the UK are in KR 8
  • Ramsar Wetlands Sites dataset in KR 9

Related Material:
For records of English Nature and its predecessors see FT
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Joint Nature Conservation Committee, 1990-
Physical description:
9 series
Access conditions:
Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:
from 1999 Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Administrative / biographical background:

The Joint Nature Conservation Committee was established under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and began work on 1 April 1991. Its brief is to advise the Secretary of State for the Environment on United Kingdom and international nature conservation issues. It was also responsible for providing guidance to the Nature Conservancy Council for England (from 1991 known as English Nature), Nature Conservancy Council for Scotland, the Countryside Council for Wales and the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland on the maintenance of standards for species and habitat conservation.

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