In May 2011, the UK Biodiversity Partnership Standing Committee
agreed to revise the governance structure of the UK biodiversity
partnership (as illustrated). The revised governance
structure provides the opportunity to focus on substantive and
policy-relevant issues common to all four countries of the UK, in
order to fulfil more effectively the UK commitments
made in 2010 at Nagoya during the Conference of the Parties to
the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Legislative instruments and regulatory frameworks are important
tools both for the enforcement of legal provisions in support of
conservation and sustainable development and for fostering and
encouraging behaviour conducive to the objectives for the
environment and sustainability.
Biodiversity in the UK is protected as a result of UK Legislation and
which aims to protect and conserve wildlife, their habitats and
geology. Much of the legislation is found in the form of Acts,
Directives, Orders and Regulations.