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Environment (Wales) Act 2016

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4Principles of sustainable management of natural resources

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In this Part, the “principles of sustainable management of natural resources” are—

(a)manage adaptively, by planning, monitoring, reviewing and, where appropriate, changing action;

(b)consider the appropriate spatial scale for action;

(c)promote and engage in collaboration and co-operation;

(d)make appropriate arrangements for public participation in decision-making;

(e)take account of all relevant evidence and gather evidence in respect of uncertainties;

(f)take account of the benefits and intrinsic value of natural resources and ecosystems;

(g)take account of the short, medium and long term consequences of actions;

(h)take action to prevent significant damage to ecosystems;

(i)take account of the resilience of ecosystems, in particular the following aspects—

(i)diversity between and within ecosystems;

(ii)the connections between and within ecosystems;

(iii)the scale of ecosystems;

(iv)the condition of ecosystems (including their structure and functioning);

(v)the adaptability of ecosystems.

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