Health and Wellbeing
Our purpose is to ensure that the natural resources of Wales are sustainably maintained, enhanced and used, now and in the future. As part of this we have duties and opportunities to both protect and improve people’s health and well-being.
People who are active and enjoy the outdoors are more likely to live longer, healthier and happier lives. We look after many sites across Wales where people can enjoy the beauty of our natural environment, right on their doorstep.
There is also strong evidence linking poor environmental quality with poor public health and, working with partners, we play a key role in keeping communities safe from environmental harm in Wales – be that from poor air quality, flooding or pollution.
To learn more about our contribution to the protection and improvement of health and wellbeing of people living in Wales take a look at our Health Prospectus or watch this video.