Local Biodiversity Action Plans (LBAP's)
Biodiversity action is about ensuring a future
for species, and the habitats on which they depend.
There are 24 local biodiversity Partnerships
in Wales, one in each local Authority area and two National
Park areas, in Pembrokeshire the National Park and the LA are part
of the same local partnership.
A Local Biodiversity Plan has a shared agenda for conserving and
enhancing biodiversity and should evolve by building consensus.
While one organisation may take the lead, everyone concerned with
the local environment should own it. Establishing partnerships is
therefore one of the most important elements of the LBAP
Local biodiversity action needs to include farmers, landowners,
foresters, game managers, fishery managers, managers or graziers of
common land, environmentalists, government departments,
conservation charities, industrial/ commercial enterprises, and
local authorities. It involves working together with local
community groups, schools, colleges, and people of all ages.
At a Wales level the Wales Biodiversity
Partnership provides guidance and support in preparing Local
Biodiversity Action Plans.