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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Environment
UK ammonia and ammonium measurements
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
This is a Defra-funded long-term dataset of gaseous NH3 (since September 1996) and aerosol NH4(+) (since January 1999) measured at several UK sites using the DEnuder for Long-Term...
 
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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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Environment
UK PAH monitoring and analysis network
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Monthly averge concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in ambient air. PAHs in the PM10 fraction of ambient air are measured at 31 UK sites (four of which are in Wales),...
 
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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
Uptake of Sea Fish Quotas
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The level of catches and landings of key quota species are monitored throughout the year through a series of weekly and monthly spreadsheets. Source agency: Environment, Food and Rural...
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Towns & Cities
Projections of urban growth, by county: 1991-2016
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Projections of urban growth by county Source: Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Publisher: Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)...
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Environment
Water consumption on Defra estate July 2012 to April 2016
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Monthly utility data for individual sites across the Defra estate from July 2012 to April 2016. Attribution statement:
 
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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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