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Encyclopedia > Nature Conservancy Council

The Nature Conservancy Council (NCC) was a former British government agency responsible for designating and managing national nature reserves and other such conservation areas.


The NCC was established by the Nature Conservancy Council Act, 1973 and replaced Nature Conservancy, itself established by Royal Charter in 1949. The council's duties included: In the United Kingdom and Canada a Royal Charter is a charter granted by the Sovereign on the advice of the Privy Council, which creates or gives special status to an incorporated body. ...

In 1991, following the passage of the Environmental Protection Act, 1990 and the Natural Heritage (Scotland) Act, 1991, the Nature Conservancy Council was regionalised by division into English Nature, Scottish Natural Heritage, and the Countryside Council for Wales, with the Joint Nature Conservation Committee acting as a national co-ordinating body for these three country agencies. A nature reserve is an area of importance for wildlife, flora, fauna or features of geological or other special interest, which is reserved and managed for conservation and to provide special opportunities for study or research. ... A Site of Special Scientific Interest or SSSI is a conservation designation denoting a protected area in the United Kingdom. ... English Nature is the United Kingdom Government Agency that promotes the conservation of wildlife, geology and wild places throughout England. ... Scottish Natural Heritage is a government agency in the United Kingdom. ... The Countryside Council for Wales (Welsh: Cyngor Cefn Gwlad Cymru) is the United Kingdom Governments wildlife conservation authority for Wales. ... The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (or JNCC) is the wildlife advisor of the United Kingdom government. ...


External links

  • The History of Conservation Legislation in the UK, on naturenet

 
 

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