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Wildlife & Environment

Rarer than a rainforest

From stunning beaches to woodlands and dune systems brimming with wildlife, this unique landscape is rarer than rain forest. Sefton Council and its communities are custodians of this special place that has evolved over thousands of years, and continues to change before our eyes to this day.

It is home to an incredible array of flora and fauna – from the famous Red Squirrels, to the rare Natterjack Toads and Sand Lizards.

It is protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Area of Conservation, a Special Protection Area and a RAMSAR and Natura 2000/ National Site Network site because of the range of dune habitats and rare species that can be found here. Two areas are also designated as Marine Conservation Zones.

Careful, considered coastal management

Balancing the need to provide great visitor facilities and opportunities at the coast, with the unique environmental sensitivities, means that Sefton Council, and its partners, has to delicately manage its popular coastal locations.

Green Sefton, the Council service who look after everything green and growing within the borough, have a team of expert officers who are dedicated to managing and conserving the coastline. This involves working with key partners, ranging from Natural England, Lancashire Wildlife Trust, Dynamic Dunescapes, National Trust and many more!

To learn about the wildlife and landscape in more detail, visit:  


The numerous protections and sensitive elements of the landscape is why drones are not allowed anywhere along the entire stretch of coastline. For further information on drone use and filming requests, please visit

Last Updated on Friday, March 15, 2024

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