The Tennant Canal is a site of Importance for Nature and Conservation (SINC 226).
Conservation is the care and protection of resources so that they can persist for future generations. It includes maintaining a diversity of species, genes, and ecosystems, as well as the many functions of the environment. Restoring and Protecting the Canal not only helps conserve the natural landscape and geography, but also the aquatic and wildlife that lives there.
Waterways and Wildlife handbook and managing our natural environment funded by the Welsh Government.
The Tennant Canal is of vital importance for nature conservation. Aside from the water of the canal itself, additional wetland habitats include a fen (Jersey Marine) and a small area of wet woodland. The site is known to be used by otters and is of importance to a variety of bird species such as kingfisher, sedge warbler, peregrine and kestrel and so many more. We will be uploading some favourite pictures to the gallery taken along the Tennant Canal over the years.
Most people visiting our waterways, including walkers, cyclists, and boaters, are attracted to the towpaths and navigations because of their beauty and tranquillity. The rare Fen Raft Spider (above) was discovered on the Tennant Canal in 2003. Report by BBC Wales.
The rare Fen Raft Spider (above) was discovered on the Tennant Canal in 2003. BBC Wales. But now a population of them has been found on the Tennant Canal at Pant-y-Sais Fen, near Jersey Marine, Neath – Wales Online. One shows a hugely pregnant female raft spider near the Tennant Canal.