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Convening bodies

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
IUCN – The World Conservation Union, through its Species Survival Commission (SSC) has for four decades been assessing the conservation status of species, subspecies, varieties and even selected subpopulations on a global scale in order to highlight taxa threatened with extinction, and therefore promote their conservation.

The IUCN UK Committee
The UK Committee of IUCN works as a convening body, aiming to bring together members from across the IUCN spectrum and from outside, in order to share information and to discuss approaches to influencing conservation policy.

Joint Nature Conservation Committee
The JNCC is the UK 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

Natural England
Natural England champions the conservation of wildlife, geology and wild places in England. They are a Government agency set up by the Environment Protection Act 1990 and are funded by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Natural Resources Wales
A new body, Natural Resources Wales has taken over the functions previously carried out by Countryside Council for Wales. NRW is the Government’s statutory adviser on sustaining natural beauty, wildlife and the opportunity for outdoor enjoyment in Wales and its inshore waters.

Scottish Natural Heritage
Scotland’s natural heritage is a local, global and national asset. We promote its care and improvement, its responsible enjoyment, its greater understanding and appreciation and its sustainable use, now and for future generations.

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