Biodiversity is short for 'biological diversity' and includes protecting all species and the habitats in which they live. 

The Welsh government has published a list of priority species and habitats in Wales, under Section 7 of the Environment (Wales) Act 2016.

The priority species in Newport are:

  • dormouse
  • bats
  • otter
  • water vole
  • fungi
  • small ranunculus moth
  • shrill carder bee

The priority habitats in Newport are:

  • woodland 
  • freshwater
  • wetlands 
  • farmland 
  • lowland grassland
  • open greenspace
  • marine and coastal 

Newport local nature partnership

The Newport local nature partnership is a group of professionals and volunteers working together to look after our local biodiversity. 

The aim is to improve on the local biodiversity across Newport.

Members include: