Our staff in action

What we do

Natural Resources Wales is the largest Welsh Government Sponsored Body - employing 1,900 staff across Wales with a budget of £180 million. We were formed in April 2013.

Our marine work

As champion of the natural environment in Wales, we want to make sure that we have clean, healthy, productive and safe seas full of wildlife.

We are responsible for the 12 nautical miles from the coastline. This area of 15,000 square kilometres (5,800 square miles) nearly doubles the size of Wales!

Our marine teams work with a wide range of partners across Wales to maintain the health of marine and coastal environments.

Their work benefits communities and industries which depend upon these marine and coastal environments.

Find out more

Listen to nine of our marine experts talking about their work and what we can all do to help keep our coast and sea healthy for future generations.

Looking after bathing water quality

Hamish Osborn, Team Leader - Natural Resource Management, Swansea

Managing Skomer Marine Conservation Zone

Phil Newman, Senior Marine Conservation Officer, Skomer Marine Conservation Zone

Mapping honeycomb worm reef in the Severn Estuary

Natasha Lough, Marine Ecologist (subtidal)

Monitoring dolphins and porpoises*

Ceri Morris, Marine Mammal Specialist

*This video is in Welsh with English subtitles

Monitoring grey seals in Pembrokeshire

Kate Lock, Marine Conservation Officer, Skomer Marine Conservation Zone

Monitoring seabirds at Stackpole National Nature Reserve

Paul Culyer, Senior Reserve Manager, Pembrokeshire

Monitoring shoreline species and habitats

Paul Brazier, Intertidal Ecologist

Using innovative technology to produce seabed maps

Dr Kirsten Ramsay, Subtidal Ecosystems and Marine Vertebrates Team Leader


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