Wales Environment Link (WEL)

Wales Environment Link is a network of environmental, countryside and heritage non-governmental organisations in Wales, most of whom have an all-Wales remit. WEL is officially designated the intermediary body between the government and the environmental NGO sector in Wales. We are a busy network, active in a range of policy areas. We provide:

  • a mechanism and framework to help Welsh eNGOs to achieve collective goals
  • a voice for the environment movement in Wales
  • a route of communication and dialogue between eNGOs and the Welsh Government and National Assembly for Wales

Any voluntary environmental organisation working within Wales whose principle purpose is complementary to the charitable objectives of WEL is welcome to apply for membership.

Visit our website: to read more about the benefits of membership and to download an application form.

The majority of joint working within WEL takes place within our Working Groups and Task & Finish Groups, which cover a variety of topics.

Some of the current priorities for the network include:

  • Implementation of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, Planning (Wales) Act 2015 and Environment (Wales) Act 2016
  • Glastir
  • Greenhouse gas emission reductions
  • Forestry and fresh water
  • Implementation of the Marine Act
  • Supporting Assembly Members to become Species Champions
  • Access to the countryside
  • Nature Recovery Plan
  • Development of the National Development Framework