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  • Wildlife and Biodiversity

    Find out more information about how we help conserve the wildlife and biodiversity in Wales.

  • Skomer Marine Conservation Zone

    Find out how Skomer's wildlife is protected.

  • 09 Jun 2017

    #LetsGoDiscover spring wildlife

    We’ve picked five of our sites for you to take the family wildlife spotting this spring. Not only are they home to some amazing plants and animals, they also have easy walks for little legs and are ideal places for children to discover the great outdoors.

  • Ancient woodlands

    There are several unique types of woodland and Wales has a special responsibility to preserve them and the wildlife which thrives in them.

  • Red and Grey squirrels

    The red squirrel is fully protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended). The grey squirrel is not native and the Wildlife and Countryside Act makes it illegal to release one into the wild.

  • Rocky Coastlines

    Wales has some of the finest coastal scenery in the world, often teeming with wildlife and ablaze with flowers.

  • 29 Jun 2016

    Concern as fireworks and camp fires threaten wildlife

    Natural Resources Wales is asking people not to use fireworks or start bonfires, especially in places like nature reserves, as they can threaten the wildlife that lives there.

  • Cefni Estuary and Pen Cob

    A sanctuary for birds and other wildlife

  • 06 Sep 2016

    Concern as camp fires and litter threaten wildlife

    Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is asking people not to start bonfires or leave rubbish behind when visiting nature reserves, as it can threaten the wildlife that lives there.

  • Water Vole Licensing

    Water voles are fully protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended). This has implications for developers and planners who wish to:

  • UK protected species

    Find information on the wildlife and habitats that are protected by UK law.

  • 23 Mar 2017

    New weather stations help wildlife

    Nature reserves across Wales are getting a helping hand by having weather stations installed that will help Natural Resources Wales (NRW) better manage and maintain them.

  • Pine marten and Polecat

    The pine marten and polecat are carnivores which receive different levels of protection under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended). The pine marten is very rare; but our polecat population is now recovering well.

  • Invertebrate Licensing

    The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 protects many invertebrates. For some, sale is illegal; others are protected against killing, injuring or taking; places of shelter of some are protected. We grant licences so you can work legally.

  • Water voles

    The Water vole is fully protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended). They are the fastest declining mammal in Wales and a priority for conservation efforts.

  • Amphibians

    The Wildlife and Countryside Act protects all British amphibians. The Natterjack toad and Great crested newt are also European Protected Species (EPS).

  • Invertebrates

    The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended) protects many species of invertebrates. For some, it is illegal to sell them; others are protected against killing, injuring or taking; for some, their places of shelter are also protected.

  • Ynys Llanddwyn

    A magical place rich in heritage, folklore, geology and wildlife

  • Pine Marten and Polecat Licensing

    The pine marten and polecat are carnivores which receive different levels of protection under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended). We can grant licences for certain activities that are otherwise illegal.

  • Llyn Padarn, Llanberis

    Llyn Padarn is a valuable natural resource for the people, wildlife and economy of Llanberis and the wider area. Since 2009 we have been working to improve water quality in the lake so it can continue to provide a home for the rare Arctic Charr and other fish and wildlife and also to make sure that local people can continue to benefit from the leisure and well-being opportunities it provides and the jobs it helps support.

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