Benefits of the designation

A healthy marine environment is essential to our everyday lives.  It provides us with oxygen to breathe, food to eat and even helps our mental health.  The purpose of the Pen Llŷn a’r Sarnau SAC is to help protect and improve the site.  This is done through running projects tackling specific issues and through raising awareness about the amazing marine life we have here. 

We are learning more every day about the value of this underwater world, benefits such as food production, flood & coastal protection, recreational benefits, absorption and storage of Carbon (Carbon sequestration). 

The marine environment has been intrinsic to our way of life for centauries and consequently is a vital part of our culture, economy, past and future.  It is woven into our way of life. 

The site also contributes towards global biodiversity conservation with international recognition of the importance of the site.

The designation of SAC helps to maintain and increase these benefits now and for generations to come.

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