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Skomer Marine Nature Reserve.

Apr 23rd, 2010 | By

This year is the 20th anniversary of Skomer becoming a marine nature reserve back in 1980. Twenty years on, it is still the only reserve of its type in Wales despite the fact that many other places, Ramsay and Bardsey for example, probably should have similar status.
It means that the tourists who go out and sail around the island or for those privileged few who can visit the island in from April to the end of October (maximum 250 per day) see a greater selection of wildlife and flora than were there twenty years ago. Some can even stay in the farm complex but are limited to 16 per night. So what brings visitors to Skomer and what has been the effect of declaring it a marine nature reserve?