Torfaen is full of excellent habitats and helps regions of both local and national preserve their area. Aside from the town’s four Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSis), it also has about 200 Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC) and 7 Local Nature Reserves (LNR). Vital habitats consist of historical deciduous wetlands, woodland, heather-filled highlands, and lush grasslands.
Because of this, there are a lot of implemented laws provided, which includes the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act of 2006 that obligated every local authority to protect the biodiversity in the area. Supplementary duties are established with the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010 as amended.
The Torfaen Local Biodiversity Action Plan in 2003 narrates the actions to be taken to make sure that the county borough preserves and develops the town’s mixed and rich biodiversity. With the help of Torfaen Biodiversity Partnership, the strategy is to include independent action programs for the 20 significant habitats and a vast array of wildlife that are in need of immediate assistance.
The Council of Torfaen is serious in following and fulfilling its responsibility to protect and develop the biodiversity within the town. However, the council cannot do this alone. That’s why many have invited volunteers, especially those who are very interested in taking part in this advocacy and the Torfaen Biodiversity Partnership.
This cooperation transpires in 1999, which consists of a variety of authorized and non-authorized organizations along with concerned personalities.