Despite conservation successes in recent years, Welsh wildlife is declining as the number of pressures it faces continues to rise.
This funding will help to tackle these pressures by enabling us to better understand how we can operate effectively in a modern world while sustaining a resilient and healthy environment in Wales. Good management of our ecosystems is essential, as it not only benefits the environment, but can help make us more resilient to climate change and extreme weather events such as flooding.
Wales is blessed with some of the most beautiful and unique wildlife in the UK and is really important that we take action to protect it now so that we, and our future generations, can it enjoy it for many years to come.
Thousands of people across Wales have been taking part in the Big Garden Birdwatch over the last couple of days.
The RSPB says the cold weather has made birds head to parks and gardens in their search for food.
Amateur watchers noted the highest number of each species seen in their gardens or local park. Their findings will help experts gather vital information about the species that populate our gardens and parks.
The RSPB says this weekend's Big Garden Birdwatch, which is taking place across Wales, will help gather vital information about the species that populate our gardens and parks.
It's a great way to get to know the creatures that live around us, and that's especially important for children. Feeding garden birds can often be a child's first encounter with wildlife and can spark a lifelong interest in nature.
With more sub-zero temperatures on the way, many wild birds are likely to be driven into our parks and gardens in search of food.
This weekend thousands across Wales are expected to join in with the Big Garden Birdwatch - noting the highest number of each species seen in their gardens or local park, then submitting the results to the RSPB.
Last year almost 30,000 people across Wales took part in the watch, counting half a million birds between them.