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 Biodiversity Indicators
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The indicators developed by the UK Biodiversity Partnership Standing Committee to report on progress towards meeting international goals and targets to stem or slow the rate of...
 
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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
Verifying the declared country of origin of timber using Stable Isotope and Trace Element (SITE) fingerprinting, to prevent illegal trade
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Report contains data that can be used under Open Government Licence. This project aims to develop techniques and a reference data library that will enable verification of the declared...
 
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Environment
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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Environment
WRF modelled met data
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
10x10km UK grids and 50x50km European grids of various meteorological parameters including wind speed, direction and surface temperature. Maps produced daily for up to 3 days ahead as...
 
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