Skomer Marine Conservation Zone’s special history, as it celebrates 30 years of designation this year

This year, Skomer MCZ celebrates its 30th Anniversary. For those 30 years, it has been a focus of study of underwater life helping us better understand, protect and enhance Wales’ marine environment as well as the creatures living within it.

Its journey to MCZ status was neither easy nor quick – it started back in 1971 but it took nearly twenty years and a change in wildlife legislation to achieve designation as a Marine Nature Reserve. With climate change and other challenges facing the marine environment, it is more important than ever that Skomer continues to flourish as a place of learning and conservation. 

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