Exciting new initiative to boost nature ‘on your doorstep’ With one in six species under threat of extinction in Wales, we’re proud to be working with Welsh Government and offering communities free packages to help reverse nature’s decline. We’ve designed a choice of pre-paid packages tailored to different community groups and organisations. More than 800 pre-paid ‘Starter’ packages are now available to town and community councils and community groups. They include all the plants, tools and materials needed to create small garden projects. A further 66 ‘Development packages’ are available for particularly ambitious community-based organisations. These will enable communities to create larger-scale projects such as a community food growing areas, sustainable urban drainage systems or wild gardens. The initiative is part of a wider £5m Welsh Government 'Local Places for Nature' fund, committed to acquiring, restoring and enhancing nature ‘on your doorstep’. Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths said: If we are going to tackle the climate emergency, we need our ecosystems to be as resilient as possible. The latest State of Nature report revealed nearly 17% of species in Wales are threatened by extinction. We all need to act, and we need to act now.I know the enthusiasm exists in communities across Wales to do their bit to help nature, but people often tell me they don’t know where to start or where to get advice and support. I’m delighted, therefore, to launch ‘Local Places for Nature’, part of our wider commitment to making it easy for people across Wales to restore and enhance the nature on our doorsteps and all around us. Deputy Chief Executive for Keep Wales Tidy Louise Tambini said: Urgent action must be taken if we are going to reverse the decline of nature in Wales. We’re excited that communities across the country now have the opportunity to make a real difference through the Local Places for Nature initiative. We’d like to thank Welsh Government and partners for their support in making this possible. We’re looking forward to seeing hundreds of new ‘places for nature’ taking shape over the next few months. Applications are now open! Visit the Local Places for Nature section of our website for full details. Apply now for Local Places for Nature Menter newydd gyffrous i roi hwb i fyd natur 'ar garreg eich drws'