Wales Biodiversity Partnership

Our Work

The work of WBP is directed by the Nature Recovery Plan Implementation Group and the associated task and finish groups in addition to other working groups. This is a recent development and builds on previous WBP projects and working groups, a selection of which are listed below.

Wales Biodiversity Partnership Conference

An annual two day Wales Biodiversity Partnership Conference is held to support, educate and promote biodiversity and ecosystem action in Wales. The conference offers a chance to network, share good practice and keep up to date with the latest developments.

The last conference took place on 7-8 September 2016 at Bangor University.

Wales Biodiversity Partnership Conference


Wales Nature Week

WBP coordinates an annual week of events held in June each year celebrating the variety and diversity of our wildlife and habitats.

Events are free and are held all over Wales, enthusing, educating and enabling members of the public to become wildlife guardians on their patch. In 2017, Wales Nature Week ran from from 3th - 11th June.

Wales Nature Week

WBP Evidence Gaps Project

Project Aims:

  • Addressing biodiversity and ecosystem approach evidence gaps
  • Engaging the research community in Wales, and beyond;
  • Looking for new approaches and integrating with existing mechanisms,
  • Ensuring good provision of evidence and advice to Government, the environment sector and others

WBP Evidence Gaps Project

WBP Biodiversity Funding

WBP have committed substantial amounts of funding on projects directed towards biodiversity action including; provision of wildlife training days hosted by the Welsh LERC's; transfer of biological records (birds, lichens, marine crayfish) from paper format to electronic format where they can be used in planning and policy decisions; leaflets on management for birds, lichens, butterflies; marine crayfish surveys targeted at groups whoose activities affect the success of the species; funding to support wild meadow creation; funding to support the Lichen apprenticeship scheme in Wales; practical habitat management for southern damselfly; supporting butterfly conservation projects. For further details see the funding report link

WBP biodiversity funding report