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Environment (Wales) Act 2016

Section 2 – Natural resources

9.Section 2 defines natural resources for the purposes of Part 1 of the Act.

10.The definition covers all living organisms (biotic), other than people, and non-living components and materials (abiotic) that make up the natural environment.

11.The definition is not limited to terrestrial natural resources; it also includes coastal and marine natural resources.

12.The definition lists examples of components of the natural environment and includes, for example, biological and geological resources, environmental media (air, water and soil) and also flow resources (such as tide, wind and solar).

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