Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion
When undertaking an appropriate assessment of impacts at a site, all features of European importance (both primary and non-primary) need to be considered.
Annex I habitats that are a primary reason for selection of this site
Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site
|1110 Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time|
|8330 Submerged or partially submerged sea caves|
Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site
|1349 Bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus|
|The bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus population of Cardigan Bay off the west coast of Wales has been estimated to consist of around 125 individuals. The dolphins appear to use the inshore waters of Cardigan Bay for both feeding and reproduction, and in the summer months calves and juveniles are often observed with adult individuals or groups.|
Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection
|1095 Sea lamprey Petromyzon marinus|
|1099 River lamprey Lampetra fluviatilis|
|1364 Grey seal Halichoerus grypus|
Many designated sites are on private land: the listing of a site in these pages does not imply any right of public access.