Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are places where human activities are restricted to varying degrees. They are a proven way of safeguarding important habitats and wildlife, allowing nature to recover and thrive.
Wales is leading the way in the number of MPAs currently designated in the UK, a figure that stands at over 36% of our sea. However, many of these sites are not in good condition, and we are calling for these sites to be more effectively managed.
We already work closely with the Skomer Marine Nature Reserve, which surrounds our flagship nature reserve in Pembrokeshire.
We are also developing a project with the SEACAMS team at Swansea University to investigate the ecological role of Skomer’s seagrass beds.