Dynamic Dunes

From Kenfig in the south to Aberffraw in the north, Wales has some superb dune systems

Most of which are designated as Special Areas of Conservation under the Natura 2000 network of European protected wildlife sites.

They’re beautiful places, full of colour and wildlife and support specialist plants and rare insects. They’re important for people too, attracting people in their thousands on a sunny day, and also act as natural sea defences offering us protection against storms.

However, these beautiful places need careful management and protection to ensure that they are kept in good condition for the benefit of wildlife and for people. The LIFE Natura 2000 Programme has produced costed action plans for every Dune Natura 2000 site in Wales, planning for the future and helping to obtain vital funds.