After posting our blog on 7 December about the imminent closure of the MAGIC website (magic.gov.uk) we were contacted by Natural England who run the service on behalf of Defra. While the current website will indeed be closing, the full MAGIC service including all the information and tools that are currently provided will continue to be available on the Defra website. Users should in fact not notice any difference. Natural England will continue to run the service on behalf of the MAGIC partnership.
MAGIC.defra.gov.uk is scheduled to go live on 6 January 2011 and all users will be automatically directed to the new site.