The Cliffs of Moher are a Special Protected Area (SPA) under Irish & EU legislation. The area is of special importance due to the presence bird species such as Chough, Fulmar, Kittiwake, Guillemot Razorbill and Puffin. The site is also of conservation interest as a breeding site for over 30,000 seabirds.
The protected area includes the area outside the walls as well as the cliff face. As part of an ecological reconstruction of the SPA closest to the visitor centre and damaged cliff top habitats were reseeded during the construction stage in 2005-2007 with local cliff top grass seed which had been harvested by hand during the two autumns prior to the construction phase. This area, within the visitor centre grounds has now completely regenerated and wildlife has returned to the cliff top areas.
Visitor flow is managed to discourage visitors from entering the protected areas. We are committed to environmental conservation and education.