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Flora and Fauna

Pendine is part of the Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries Special Area of Conservation (SAC), the Carmarthen Bay Dunes Special Area of Conservation, Laugharne and Pendine Burrows Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a small area of the Taff Estuary Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI). Click here for further information from Natural Resources Wales (formally Countryside Council for Wales - CCW) website.

Below are some of the species of Flora and Fauna that make MOD Pendine a unique site:

  • Allis (Alsoa alosa) and Twaite shad (Alosa fallax);
  • River Lamprey (Lampetra fluviatilis);
  • Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon arinus);
  • Otter (Lutra Lutra);
  • Common Scoter (Melanitta nigra);
  • Red-throated diver (Gavia stellate);
  • Velvet Scoter (Melanitta fusca);
  • Eider (Somateria);
  • Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus);
  • Fen orchid (Liparis Loeselii);
  • Petalwort (Petallophylum ralfsii);
  • Bladderwort (Utricularia australis);
  • Dune gentian (Gentianella uliginosa);
  • Water vole (Arvicola terrestris);
  • Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria);