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MOD Pendine is home to many species of flora and fauna that are of national and international importance. The area has been designated as a Special Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI) based upon its broadleaved woodland, maritime cliff and slope communities, habitat mixture and intertidal habits, Namurian rock sequence and associated fossils, Quaternary deposits and associated landforms. The MOD and QinetiQ are committed conserving the extensive Flora and Fauna that flourish throughout these unique habitats.

By managing the sites effectively, often in partnership with local and national organisations, we can have a positive effect on the environment in which we work, demonstrate our commitment to our local communities as well as contributing to UK biodiversity.

The rich mixture of habitat types, rare plants, assemblages of invertebrates and breeding birds will continue to exist at this site and the adjacent farmland remains as a host habitat in winter for the golden plover, while the ditches and other wetlands maintain a viable population of the water vole.

Flora and Fauna

MOD Pendine is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Some of the species of Flora and Fauna that make it a unique site


Pendine Sands and Laugharne Burrows form part of a Geological Conservation Review Site (Carmarthen Bay; GCR site no. 2102) for its natural processes and anthropogenic modifications.