JNCC is the public body that advises the UK Government and devolved administrations on UK-wide and international nature conservation. Its work helps maintain and enrich biological diversity and conserve geological features. It also helps sustain natural systems, which provide the core “services” we all depend on like food, fresh water and clean air. In this way they contribute to economic growth and social well-being and are integral to sustainable development.
Good policy-making, planning, development and risk management all depend on reliable, up-to-date information about biodiversity status and trends. JNCC's role is to provide evidence, information and advice so decisions can be made that protect our natural resources and systems.