Cardigan Bay Special Area of Conservation
Cardigan Bay – a special place
The fantastic variety of life and habitats of Cardigan Bay and the Teifi River make them outstanding and internationally important environments. As a result, they have been declared Special Areas of Conservation.
What is a Special Area of Conservation (SAC)?
A SAC is a statutory European designation that will help to ensure that the area and its wildlife are safeguarded for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations.
While the bottlenose dolphins may steal the limelight, we must not forget the other fascinating wildlife and habitats that make up the diversity of life here in Cardigan Bay. Rich reef, sandbank and sea cave habitats support a multitude of species, from the most primitive of all living vertebrates, the eel like sea lamprey, to the impressive male Atlantic grey seals that grow up to 2.7m long (9ft).