For further information you can visit the website for the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC). The JNCC is a public body that advises the UK Government and devolved administrations on UK-wide and international nature conservation. The purpose of the JNCC is to maintain and enrich biodiversity and conserve geological features. It also sustains the natural systems that provide the core services we all depend on like food, fresh water and clean air.
In line with our obligations under the Habitats Directive to put measures in place to maintain and, where needed, improve the ecological health of our SACs (58 in total), in 2017 NIEA embarked on a 4 year work programme which will see the development of a series of Conservation Management Plans.