The Local Nature Partnership (LNP) Cymru Project aims to build a nature recovery network across Wales, engaging people, communities, businesses and decision-makers in both practical action and strategic planning for a healthy, resilient and nature-rich Wales.
It is a 3-year project running until April 2022, funded by Welsh Government and coordinated by WCVA. The partnership consists of all local authorities and national parks in Wales, Wales Biodiversity Partnership, WCVA and the Local Environment Records Centres (LERC).
Our Mission is to reconnect people with nature to ensure it is protected and nurtured now and in the future
Our Vision is a Wales rich in nature for everyone
There is an LNP in every area across Wales, each uniquely placed to deliver effective action at the local level and contribute to the national nature recovery agenda. Find your Local Nature Partnership here.
Each LNP is responsible for co-ordinating, promoting and recording existing and new actions to conserve, promote and enhance nature in their area. This includes involvement in:
We want to make a long-term, sustainable difference to halting and reversing the decline of the natural environment. We hope that by harnessing the collective resources of communities, volunteers, public bodies and businesses we can take informed, evidence-driven collaborative action within our local authority or national park areas.
To establish a vibrant and effective all-Wales network of Local Nature Partnerships (LNPs)
To develop local Nature Recovery Action Plans (NRAPs) in all Local Authority (LA) and National Park Authority (NPA) areas
To build the evidence-base
To increase local action
To advocate and influence