Biodiversity

Oak woodland

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council is committed to the protection and enhancement of biodiversity within Blaenau Gwent.  This is achieved through the implementation of the Local Biodiversity Action Plan for Blaenau Gwent in partnership with a wide range of organisations and individuals.  The plan provides a framework for reversing the decline of Blaenau Gwent's wildlife resources and includes 26 Habitat Action Plans, 7 Species Action Plans and 4 General Action Plans.

The Council with support from the Countryside Council for Wales employ an Ecologist and assistant ecologist who help to coordinate the implementation of the Local Biodiversity Action Plan, offer advice on biodiversity issues and run the Blaenau Gwent Biodiversity Partnership.  This is a committed and enthusiastic group working together to conserve and enhance local biodiversity within the County Borough.

Safeguarding Blaenau Gwent's biodiversity is not just the responsibility of local authorities or environmental groups, it needs commitment from all of us!  This site provides information on how YOU can help and get involved!  It also offers links to other sites that hold useful biodiversity information.