The Biodiversity Duty

Date published: 20 June 2016

The Wildlife and Natural Environment Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 (the WANE Act) places a statutory duty on public bodies to conserve biodiversity. Following publication of a revised Biodiversity Strategy in July 2015, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has decided to publish this guidance document to assist public bodies in fulfilling their biodiversity duty.

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