Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Category: Ministerial department

We are the UK government department responsible for policy and regulations on environmental, food and rural issues. Our priorities are to grow the rural economy, improve the environment and safeguard animal and plant health.

Defra is a ministerial department, supported by 38 agencies and public bodies.

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-environment-food-rural-affairs

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Popular Datasets

Environment
UK Heavy Metals Monitoring Network
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Weekly or four-weekly concetrations of the metallic composition of PM10. Weekly or four-weekly concetrations of total gaseous mercury
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Environment
UK Location Metadata Summary Reports
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Reports containg summary information about UK Location discovery metadata published on data.gov.uk.
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Environment
UK market value of the low carbon goods and sevices industry, 2007/08
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The global market value of low carbon goods and services (LCEGS) in 2007-08 was £3,046 billion. The UK had the sixth largest low carbon and environmental economy, with 3.5 per cent of the...
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UK Non-Automatic Hydrocarbons network
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Ambient air benzene measurements at sites within the UK to measure against EU and UK limit values.
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UK Pollutant Release and Transfer Register
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The UK PRTR is a dataset comprising pollutant release (air, land, water) and waste transfer data for c.5500 sites across the UK collected annually. Data is spatially disaggregated to...
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Environment
Understanding and addressing the biodiversity impact of controlling Phytophthora on heathland
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Report (pdf) contains data in tables that can be used under Open Government Licence. 1.1. Phytophthora ramorum and Phytophthora kernoviae are two fungus-like pathogens which affect a...
 
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Environment
Understanding impacts of changes in artificial lighting regimes on moths
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Report contains data that can be used under Open Government Licence. Main report and appendices contain tables of data, infographics and maps. Some maps have separate copyright...
 
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Environment
Wild bird population indicators for the English Regions
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
An updated version of this dataset is available at: https://data.gov.uk/dataset/wild_bird_populations_in_england Provides figures for bird populations in the English regions, covering...
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Wild Bird Populations: Sustainable Development Strategy and Public Service Agreement Indicators
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
UK wild bird populations is now available from here: https://data.gov.uk/dataset/wild_bird_populations A yearly update on national wild bird indicators. Source agency: Environment,...
 
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Environment
Wildlife Management Strategy & Non-Native Species (unpublished)
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Wildlife Management Strategy & Non-Native Species: stakeholder contacts for consultation & working groups purposes
 
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