Marine Conservation Zones

Natural Resources Wales

In 2015 the Marine Nature Reserve changed designation to Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ). This spatial dataset contains the digital boundaries of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) former Marine Nature Reserves in Wales. MCZs and MNRs are a way of conserving marine habitats and wildlife and other features, of special importance, along the shore or on the seabed. Skomer, the first and only MNR in Wales, was established in 1990 and is situated around the island of Skomer and the Marloes Peninsula in south west Wales. The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 empowers NRW to apply to the First Minister for the National Assembly for Wales (NAW) to designate MNR. MNR may be governed by byelaws, created through discussions and mutual agreements with all concerned, and approved by WAG. MNR make a valuable contribution to the protection of our seas by creating an awareness of the fragility and value of the natural marine heritage.

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Contains Natural Resources Wales information © Natural Resources Wales and Database Right. All rights Reserved. Contains Ordnance Survey Data. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100019741. Crown Copyright and Database Right.


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Description Type Endpoint
Web Map Service (WMS) WMS http://lle.gov.wales/services/wms/nrw (inspire-nrw:NRW_MNR)
Web Feature Service (WFS) WFS http://lle.gov.wales/services/wfs (inspire-nrw:NRW_MNR)