Bath and Bradford-on-Avon Bats
|Unitary Authority||Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area|
|SAC EU Code||UK0012584|
|Status||Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)|
|* This is the approximate central point of the SAC. In the case of large, linear or composite sites, this may not represent the location where a feature occurs within the SAC.|
General site character
Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (4%)
Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (41%)
Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (55%)
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Note When undertaking an appropriate assessment of impacts at a site, all features of European importance (both primary and non-primary) need to be considered.
Annex I habitats that are a primary reason for selection of this site
- Not Applicable
Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site
- Not Applicable
Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site
1304 Greater horseshoe bat Rhinolophus ferrumequinum
This site in southern England includes the hibernation sites associated with 15% of the UK greater horseshoe bat Rhinolophus ferrumequinum population and is selected on the basis of the importance of this exceptionally large overwintering population.
1323 Bechstein's bat Myotis bechsteinii
Small numbers of Bechstein’s bats Myotis bechsteinii have been recorded hibernating in abandoned mines in this area, though maternity sites remain unknown.
Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection
1303 Lesser horseshoe bat Rhinolophus hipposideros
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