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What’s been done so far

A great number of things have been accomplished so far with regard to the management of Pen Llyn a’r Sarnau SAC. Outlined below are a few examples of what has been done over the last few years. For more detailed information please click on the updates at the end of this page. An update is produced approximately every six months that outlines in more detail what has been done to implement the Pen Llyn a’r Sarnau SAC management plan.

Raising Awareness about the SAC and the marine environment:

A lot of work has gone into raising awareness of the Pen Llyn a’r Sarnau SAC, including:

  • Presentations to a wide variety of groups
  • The publication of a number of newsletters
  • Production of a slide pack – includes a presentation slide show and information about the SAC
  • Shows / events – as well as attending a number of shows with information a number of events have been held from rock pool safaris to guided walks
  • School visits – a large number of schools are visited each year
  • Publicity – including radio interviews, tv interviews and articles
  • Poster – a poster has been produced for the SAC

Living Coasts – Living Seas:

This is a European Union funded project that has been created to raise awareness about Pen Llyn a’r Sarnau SAC. A number of items have been completed or are under way including a theatre production, mobile exhibition, art project and underwater video. For more information on this project please click here.

Welsh GEMS:

SAC Officers in Wales have set up a group called the Welsh GEMS (Welsh Group Of European Marine Sites). The group was set up to enable the SAC Officers to communicate, work together, and share information and experiences.

Updating the management plan:

Work has begun on updating the management plan that was produced in 2000. This production only covers two of the conservation features of the SAC – reefs and estuaries. There are now 12 conservation features that need to be covered. The management plan will be reviewed at the same time to ensure that it is up to date.

For more information on implementing the SAC management plan please download the following:

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