Night time economy framework »The framework aims to help develop a sustainable, healthy and safe night time economy in Wales.Learn more »
New EU project to enhance coastal infrastructure in Wales and Ireland
Universities in Wales and Ireland are joining forces to investigate how coastal defences and renewable energy schemes can be improved by more eco-friendly designs.
- Welsh Government seeks innovative ideas to tackle childhood obesity with healthier and cheaper food choices
- Welsh team set to compete at Special Olympics, thanks to Welsh Government and Disability Sport Wales funding
- New EU project to enhance coastal infrastructure in Wales and Ireland
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Section highlightLandfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme
The scheme will support local community and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill.
Final Budget 2017-18 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2017-18 is £15bn.Learn more »
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Zoo licensing has been devolved to the Welsh Government.
A zoo is defined in the Zoo Licensing Act as being 'an establishment where wild animals are kept for exhibition'.
The wide scope of this definition means that licensed zoos range from traditional urban zoos and safari parks to small specialist collections such as butterfly houses and aquaria. The Act recognises this wide range of establishments by allowing dispensations to be granted for small zoos. The Act does not extend to circuses, or to pet shops, both of which are covered by other legislation.
The Zoo Licensing Act 1981
The Zoo Licensing Act 1981 (external link) came into force in 1984. The Act requires the inspection and licensing of all zoos in Great Britain. It aims to ensure that where animals are kept in enclosures, they are provided with a suitable environment to express most normal behaviour.