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Conservation and Biodiversity

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Biodiversity is the variety of plants and animals we share the planet with and the places they live.

The ecosystems they make up are our life support system which provides us with all our food and medicines and ensures that we have clean air, clean water and fertile soils.

What we are doing

We work closely with the Wales Biodiversity Partnership (WBP) (external link). The WBP is made up of key individuals and organisations from the public, private and voluntary sectors. WBP provide leadership and expertise on priorities for action on biodiversity in Wales and promote and monitor the delivery those actions.

In November 2010 the National Assembly for Wales’ Sustainability Committee undertook an inquiry into Biodiversity in Wales.  In response, the Minister agreed that we should complete a biodiversity audit of all departments and agencies.