The MAGIC website provides authoritative geographic information about the natural environment from across government. The information covers rural, urban, coastal and marine environments across Great Britain. It is presented in an interactive map which can be explored using various mapping tools that are included. Natural England manages the service under the direction of a Steering Group who represent the MAGIC partnership organisations.
In 2019, changes are being introduced to how you can use some of the General Licences for managing problems caused by certain wild birds. Licensing is an important tool for protecting wildlife whilst allowing necessary activities to take place.
The Wild Bird General Licence Exclusion Zone has been added to MAGIC and indicates areas where action cannot be taken under certain general licences in or adjacent to certain protected sites.
MAGIC was launched in 2002. Information covers rural, urban, coastal and marine environments across Great Britain. Presented in an interactive map which can be explored using various mapping tools.
More than 300 data layers are available on MAGIC. The MAGIC partnership organisations are Natural England, Defra, Environment Agency, Historic England, Forestry Commission and Marine Management Organisation.
MAGIC is a very popular website with 2,500 daily user sessions and 9 million maps generated each month across 8 themes, three different basemaps and three overview maps.