Marine Conservation Zone

Lundy has been pioneering the UK's marine protection since 1971. An island of firsts, 2011 marked the 40th anniversary of marine conservation in the surrounding waters.

Since the UK’s first voluntary Marine Nature Reserve was set up in 1971 a number of measures have be put into place to ensure we safeguard the unique marine habitats found close to our shores. Lundy has numerous designations, both above and below the waves.