Powys Nature Partnership
The Powys Nature Partnership is a group of organisations and individuals working together to conserve Powys' wildlife for the future.
The partnership covers the whole of Powys excluding the Brecon Beacons National Park (the Brecon Beacons Local Nature Partnership covers this area). The current partnership includes Natural Resources Wales, Radnorshire Wildlife Trust, Montgomery Wildlife Trust, The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, the Biodiversity Information Service, the National Trust, Severn Rivers Trust, Coed Cymru, the Wye and Usk Foundation and Dŵr Cymru/Welsh Water, plus local experts and county recorders.
The Powys Nature Recovery Action Plan
The partnership commissioned Environment Systems Ltd to undertake a review of the Powys Local biodiversity Action Plan (LBAP) in 2016 to help inform the Powys Nature Recovery Action Plan (PNRAP.) Thanks to Welsh Government funding through the Local Nature Partnership (LNP) Cymru project, Powys County Council has employed a Biodiversity Officer who will work with the partnership over the next 12 months (March 2021 - March 2022) to finalise and publish the PNRAP.
The PNRAP will be an essential tool for developing projects and actions to be undertaken by conservation stakeholders and the general public to protect and enhance biodiversity and improve habitat connectivity at a landscape scale. The main aim of the PNRAP is to reverse the decline in biodiversity across mid-Wales through the protection and enhancement of Powys' priority habitats and species.
Alongside this work the Partnership aims to communicate the message of the importance of biodiversity for everyone in Powys. What it does for us, why preserving what we already have is important and how re-creating habitats at spatially significant locations can provide maximum benefit, not only for the ecosystem through increased ecosystem resilience; but for ourselves through ecosystem service benefits.