Biodiversity Duty good practice

Depending on your size and functions there are a range of things your organisation can do to maintain and enhance biodiversity and wildlife, from reviewing your procurement policies, to habitat creation and management through reduced mowing regimes, to influencing larger, landscape scale initiatives.

Examples include providing wildlife habitats, nest boxes, bee banks, green roofs, sustainable drainage systems, reducing energy consumption, recycling and procuring locally and from sustainable sources. Where your organisation owns or manages land, practicing wildlife friendly management will provide a welcome boost to biodiversity. Involving your staff in the planning and management of nature will embed biodiversity into your organisation. Staff volunteering days with partner organisations to undertake habitat management and taking part in nature recording through citizen science initiatives is also encouraged.

The Nature Recovery Action Plan for Wales lists six objectives which should be used to help with establishing your biodiversity priorities and actions together with the section 7 lists of priority habitats and species in Wales, the State of Natural Resources Report (SoNaRR) and (when published) Area Statements.

Other sources of advice and examples include the Wildlife Trusts "Take action for wildlife" and WCVA's "Investing in Nature" and are excellent starting points.

If you have any queries concerning the actions that you can take to help biodiversity then contact the Wales Biodiversity Partnership who can provide or direct you to additional sources of advice and guidance. If you have questions concerning the legislation or guidance documents then please direct your query to [email protected]

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Species in Wales

Amphibians & Reptiles

Birds

Lichens

Terrestrial Mammals

Bryophytes

Invertebrates

Helping Wildlife

Wildlife Gardening