Section 6 Biodiversity Duty Report

Section 6 Environment (Wales) Act Duty

In Wales there is a framework of linked legislation, policy and guidance that has been developed to guide action to maintain and enhance biodiversity and ensure the sustainable use of our natural resources.

The Biodiversity and Resilience of Ecosystems Duty (the Section 6 duty) set out in the Environment (Wales) Act 2016 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.

Our second report (2022), describing actions undertaken to meet the Duty, is available here to view.

More information is available here: Wales Biodiversity Partnership – Section 6 (