The main aim of Special Areas of Conservation, including Pen Llyn a’r Sarnau SAC, is to ensure that certain wildlife habitats and species are maintained or restored to a level that has been called favourable conservation status. The wildlife habitats and species that have been chosen for each site have been deemed to be of European importance. This suite of SACs over Europe will help to conserve areas of importance ensuring their survival for generations to come.
What’s next for Pen Llyn a’r Sarnau SAC?
• Pen Llyn a’r Sarnau SAC Management Plan
Updating this plan will be the main focus for the next year and a half. It is hoped that a draft will be available for consultation during 2008.
• Raising Awareness
This is an extremely important aspect of marine conservation. Many people have very little experience of the underwater world and consequently know very little about it. Many believe that British waters are cold, dark and uninteresting. By talking to people and showing them that we have fantastic sea life we hope that more people will help preserve what we have.
• Living Coasts – Living Seas
This project will continue until June 2008.
There are other things to look out for in the near future that could potentially have a huge impact on the marine environment and how we protect it e.g. the Marine Bill.