Conservation

Pembrokeshire is a paradise for wildlife lovers.  Its rocky shores, cliff-top grassland, estuary mud-flats, ancient woodland, lowland heath and upland moor make up a mosaic of special habitats. Protected by the National Park, these provide sanctuary for many rare and endangered plants and animals.  Pembrokeshire is unrivalled for seabirds and includes some of the world’s biggest colonies of Manx shearwaters and gannets. From the Coast Path you’ll see grey seals, which breed here in early autumn while porpoises, dolphins and the occasional whale or basking shark also frequent these seas.  Away from the coast, rare plants and insects flourish in woodland, heath and marsh areas seldom explored by the general visitor.

Pembrokeshire is of worldwide importance for conservation and much of the cost is within the Pembrokeshire coast national park which is the highest designation for the landscape importance in the UK. Much of the coastline and offshore islands are designated for wildlife and landscape too – Here is a summary.