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Review of the Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS) 2006 2007

Freshwater Marine Terrestrial JNCC Publications Pressures 0963-8091 Birds Birds and the environment Evidence JNCC report series Monitoring Pollution Species Surveillance and Monitoring UK Species 400


The Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS) is a long-term monitoring programme which monitors selected pollutants, pesticides and biocides in predatory birds in Britain. The programme was started in the early 1960s and was instrumental in securing the phased withdrawals of the permitted uses of organochlorine (OC) insecticides. It has since provided a measure of the effectiveness of regulatory bans in reducing the exposure of wildlife. The PBMS subsequently expanded to encompass a range of other contaminants and pesticides, thereby reflecting contemporary conservation and regulatory concerns.

The yearly results of the PBMS are reported to JNCC. The data from the PBMS enables JNCC and the country nature conservation bodies to monitor trends, assess risk to wildlife, and advise on the effectiveness of measures to restrict the use and entry into the environment of particular compounds.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2007·10·01

Shore, R.F., Walker, L.A., Thomas, G.O., Barber, J.L., Martin, F.R., Jones, K.C., Beresford, N.A., Rowland, P. & Pickup, R.W. 2007. Review of the Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS). 2006. JNCC Report No. 400, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

This report provides a review of the Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS), and aims to identify existing and new monitoring activities that can be delivered through the Scheme.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2021·01·05

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Communications, JNCC

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