The Wales Biodiversity Ecosystems Groups bring together habitat and relevant associated species interests at the Wales-level to provide an integrated, informed and independent overview of biodiversity and ecosystem conservation requirements. The Ecosystem & Species Expert Groups provide independent advice to Welsh Government, statutory authorities and others with management responsibilities that impact on biodiversity and strengthen the delivery mechanism between Wales-level ecosystem groups and LBAP partnerships/regional biodiversity groups.
The nine ecosystem groups have undertaken a mapping exercise of the priority habitat resource in Wales. The maps and the accompanying habitat synopsis provide partner organisations a mechanism to:
Prioritise action focusing on habitats/species in greatest need of management within each geographical area; Help identify key areas for large-scale projects; Provide a focus for drawing down external funding; Allows WBP Wales-level groups to concentrate on providing specific advice and assistance to LBAPs and WBP partner organizations on areas of national importance.
For detailed information relating to priority habitats in specific regions of Wales refer to the appropriate habitat category below.
The Nature Recovery Action Plan will focus on delivery of nature objectives in Wales. The Nature Recovery Action Implementation group will steer and drive the delivery at a national and local level. A series of specific task and finish groups will be established drawing on the expertise of the Wales’ Ecosystem and Species Expert Groups together with other working groups and the wider WBP membership.
Section 7 Lists (pdf)
UK BAP Priority Species (pdf)
UK BAP Priority Habitats (pdf)