Dunes are threatened by human activity, sometimes intentional other times unintentional. To counteract this, dune management is a necessity. Stabilizing dunes takes multiple actions, from planting vegetation to installing wooden fences to retain sand, a lot of work is required to stop erosion.
In Sligo, multiple dune systems have been designated a special Area of Conservation under the habitats Directive of the EU. These areas are sometimes restricted and are fenced off with chestnut paling fencing. Please refrain from walking through these areas and allow revegetation to commence in these areas.