Nature Conservancy Council


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Nature Conservancy Council

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(Environmental Science) (in Britain) a body set up by act of parliament in 1973 to establish and manage nature reserves, identify SSSIs, and provide information and advice about nature conservation. In 1991–92 it was replaced by English Nature, Scottish Natural Heritage, and the Countryside Council for Wales. Abbreviation: NCC
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His numerous appointments included chairman of the Pwllpeirian Experimental Husbandry Farm for 15 years and a member of the UK Countryside Commission, and its chairman in Wales from 1980 to 1991, before it merged with the Nature Conservancy Council to become the Countryside Council for Wales.
Although the sea-eagle reintroduction programme began in 1975, a joint effort between the RSPB and the Nature Conservancy Council, which later became Scottish Natural Heritage, it took 10 long years before a single chick hatched in the wild.
It is only four years since the Countryside Agency was created by merging the Rural Development Agency and the Countryside Commission; and English Nature, which was carved out of the Nature Conservancy Council in the early 1990s, has been through two major governmental reviews since then.

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