Wales Biodiversity Partnership

Nature Recovery Action Plan

The Nature Recovery Action Plan sets out how Wales will address the Convention on Biological Diversity's Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and the associated Aichi biodiversity targets in Wales.The Nature Recovery Action Plan will identify actions that can be delivered in the short term and set a course to deliver longer term commitments beyond 2020. The actions in the Plan will be kept under regular review, ensuring they continue to meet objectives and achieve the ambition of nature recovery in Wales. A set of indicators will also be developed to measure the progress of the Nature Recovery Action Plan against objectives. To accompany the plan, a Nature Recovery Framework will set out the roles and responsibilities of the key players for delivery of action for biodiversity in Wales, and how they are linked together.

The Nature Recovery Action Plan will link to and complement The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 and the Environment Act (Wales) 2016.

The Nature Recovery Action Plan consists of three parts:

Part 1: Sets out the position with regard to biodiversity in Wales, the issues that need to addressed, and guiding policies.

Part 2: Sets out actions which have been specifically identified to support biodiversity, over and above but contributing to the delivery of the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources in Wales.

Part 3: The Nature Recovery Framework is under development and will show the roles and responsibilities of the key players for delivery of action for biodiversity in Wales, as well as how they will fit into the delivery framework for the Well-being of Future Generations Act and the Environment (Wales) Act.

The Nature Recovery Action Plan was launched in December 2015. If you would like a copy of Part 1 and 2 please email

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Steering Group Meetings

The WBP Steering Group has now formally disbanded and the work programme has been taken on by the Wales Biodiversity Strategy Board (WBSB) and the WBP working groups. The WBSB has developed a Nature Recovery Action Plan for Wales; the Plan was released in December 2015. The Plan will influence the structure of WBP and the delivery role of the WBP working groups. Click on the link on the right to view the archive of minutes from WBP Steering Group meetings.

Many thanks to all the organisations and individuals who contributed to the WBP Steering Group and associated action for biodiversity enhancement in Wales.