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.
Natura 2000 Sites (England) and Common Pheasant and Red-legged Partridge releases - European sites and 500m buffer zones as at 31 May 2021 were added to MAGIC in this update. These two layers shows where from 31 May 2021, the release of common pheasants (Phasianus colchicus) or red-legged partridges (Alectoris rufa) into the wild is not allowed on English European sites or within 500 metres of their boundary (known as the buffer zone), except under a licence. The data will allow users to determine if they require a licence to release common pheasants and/or red-legged partridges within England. For further information please visit the sites below. GL43: licence to release common pheasants or red-legged partridges on European sites and within 500m of their boundary - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Variation of Schedule 9) (England) (No. 2) Order 2021 (legislation.gov.uk) More on Data updates can be found here
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.