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UK Biodiversity Indicators 2021 – Enquiries

Enquiries about the biodiversity indicators or this publication (2021)

This publication has been produced by the Environmental Indicators, Statistics and Reporting team (Defra) working with the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC).

To allow for a thorough review of these indicators it is anticipated that there will be a pause in publication in 2022, with the next update in 2023. We are keen to know the likely impact on users so please let us have your views by emailing In addition, please let us know if you have any feedback you would like us to consider as part of our review or if you would like to be contacted in order to contribute directly.


Editorial / Project team:

Defra:  Clare Betts, Simon Hatfield, Christine Holleran, Elaine Richards and Karen Thomas.

JNCC:  Pauline Burke, Emma Durham, Cathy Gardner, Maddy Long, Sarah Scott, and James Williams.


The UK Biodiversity Indicators Steering Group membership is drawn from the following organisations:

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science; Defra (Chair); Joint Nature Conservation Committee; Natural England; Natural Resources Wales; Northern Ireland Environment Agency; RSPB on behalf of Wildlife and Countryside Link; Scottish Government; NatureScot; and Welsh Government.


Responsible statistician:

Christine Holleran (Defra).


We would welcome feedback on this publication. If you have any comments or questions about the published biodiversity indicators please contact

  • E-mail:
  • Address:  Biodiversity and Ecosystems Evidence and Analysis, Defra, 2nd Floor, Foss House, Kings Pool, 1–2 Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PX.


Information on other environmental statistics is also available on Defra’s webpages   

For enquiries about the future development of the indicators, please contact:

James Williams at  /  01733 866868, or

Christine Holleran at / 0208 026 6180.


For further details on all the indicators, including data sources and assessment methods, please visit

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