In carrying out its functions, the Council's operations inevitably affect wildlife and biodiversity, both positively and negatively.
The Council’s Ecologist advises other departments on best practice for biodiversity across all areas of Council functions. Development of land and buildings can have serious impacts on wildlife and the Ecologist plays a crucial role in advising how this can be minimised by:
- Protecting the most valuable sites
- Protecting wildlife, for example, bats and nesting birds are legally protected
Conwy, with most other Local Authorities in North Wales, together with other public and voluntary bodies, is a founding partner of Cofnod, the North Wales Environmental Information Service, which holds and manages wildlife data in the region. The data managed by Cofnod assists us in ensuring that decisions which the Council makes are based on the best available information - please see the link at the bottom of the page. If you need advice regarding any work you are undertaking that may have an ecological impact please contact us.
Wildlife in Buildings Leaflet