Kenfig/ Cynffig SAC
This is a fairly small site, although is still home to a wide variety of animals and habitats. Kenfig contains one of the largest series of dune slacks in Wales. These are low lying areas within larger dunes, and are species-rich. Notably, the fen orchid grows here and is one of the reasons this site was selected for protection.
MPA TypeSpecial Area of Conservation
Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) are strictly protected sites designated under European legislation. They contribute both to the UK MPA network and set up to protect habitat types and species considered to be most in need of conservation at a European level (excluding birds).
Designation date1 June 1995
Surface Area11.91 km2 (4.60 mi.2)
Perimeter29.82 km (18.53 mi.)
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