Report by the Commission on Devolution in Wales »We hope that this Report will give us the foundation for a fundamental reform of the devolution settlement.Learn more »
Professor Graham Donaldson to lead Review of the Curriculum and Assessment in Wales
Professor Graham Donaldson is to lead a comprehensive, wide ranging, review of the National Curriculum and assessment arrangements in Wales, Education Minister Huw Lewis announced today.
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- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Consultation on the Statutory Guidance on Securing Sufficient Play Opportunities
- EIDCymru: an electronic movement reporting system for sheep and goats - the identification of sheep and the current slaughter derogation
- Achieving high standards together - a new framework for animal health and welfare in Wales
- Revising the national framework for Continuing NHS Healthcare (CHC)
- Phase 1 - Draft Report: Review of Audit, Inspection and Regulation
- Statutory Guidance to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales in relation to the salaries of Local Authority Chief Executives
Featured consultation »A new framework for animal health and welfare in Wales
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Section highlightThe Housing (Wales) Bill
The Bill will introduce significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - December 2013
This Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan annex highlights planned investments and potential procurement opportunities.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2013-14 »
The 2nd Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2013-14, which was published on 25 June 2013.Learn more »
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Conservation and Biodiversity
Biodiversity is the variety of plants and animals we share the planet with and the places they live.
The ecosystems they make up are our life support system which provides us with all our food and medicines and ensures that we have clean air, clean water and fertile soils.
2010 was the International Year of Biodiversity and countries across the world took action to raise awareness of biodiversity and the importance of protecting it.
What you can do
Here are our 5 top tips so you can protect Welsh biodiversity:
- Volunteer with a local environmental group such as BTCV (British Trust for Conservation Volunteers), Groundwork, Keep Wales Tidy or RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds);
- Grow your own flowers or your own veg;
- Join a wildlife group such as Butterfly Conservation, your local Wildlife Trust or a local bat group;
- Get out and enjoy the countryside and pick up litter when you see it;
- Find out more about the nature around you by visiting your local library, park or nature reserve.
You can pledge your support for halting the loss of biodiversity by visiting the Wales Biodiversity Partnership website.
What we are doing
We work closely with the Wales Biodiversity Partnership (WBP). The WBP is made up of key individuals and organisations from the public, private and voluntary sectors. WBP provide leadership and expertise on priorities for action on biodiversity in Wales and promote and monitor the delivery those actions.
We are developing a Natural Environment Framework called A Living Wales. The framework will have a stronger focus on sustainable land and marine management in Wales. For more information, including how to get involved, please visit our Living Wales pages under the related links on the right.