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Section 6 Biodiversity Duty Reporting

The Environment (Wales) Act 2016 introduced an enhanced biodiversity and resilience of ecosystems duty (the section 6 or s6 duty) on all public authorities in the exercise of their functions in relation to Wales. The s6 duty requires that public authorities ‘must seek to maintain and enhance biodiversity so far as consistent with the proper exercise of their functions and in so doing promote the resilience of ecosystems’.

As part of this responsibility Public Authorities are required to produce a report on what they are doing to comply with their section 6 duty. This report is due at the end of 2019 and then at the end of every third year after 2019.

You can see Goetre Fawr Community Council's report and future plan via the link here.

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