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Environment and conservation

[Welsh Wildlife Centre, Powys, which protects and sustains a wide range of habitats]

Wales recognises how important nature is to is to well-being, the economy, wildlife and future generations. For that reason, Wales has schemes in place to protect and enhance the environment so that it can continue to provide good quality air, water, soil, biodiversity and landscapes.

Having good air quality is important to Wales and the Welsh Government have introduced a £20m air quality fund which will run until 2021 to support local authorities to comply with nitrogen dioxide limits and improve air quality in their areas. 99% Of Welsh bathing waters stand up to  tough European standards as well. 

[Centre for Alternative Technology, Powys]

Wales has Marine Protected Areas to support clean, healthy, productive and biologically diverse oceans and seas, three national parks and a sustainable land management scheme, Glastir. Gladtir aims to maintain and enhance biodiversity, combat climate change and improve water management through financial support for land managers.

More information can be found at Natural Resource Wales