Biodiversity in the UK
Responsibilities for environmental legislation and implementation at a country level have been devolved to the Scottish, Welsh and Irish administrations. Consequently, there are four Country Biodiversity Groups who identify environmental and biodiversity conservation direction, and relevant policy instruments, at the country level.
Defra set out the vision and approach to conserving biodiversity within the UK's devolved framework in 2007.
The distinctive elements of biodiversity in each of the four countries of the UK are able to be considered both independently and in collaboration with neighbouring countries. This allows for conservation approaches to be tailored to the varying conditions within different areas of the UK.
Country biodiversity strategies
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