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Special Areas of Conservation

Beer Quarry and Caves

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority Devon
Centroid* SY215892
Latitude 50.6969
Longitude -3.1119
SAC EU Code UK0012585
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 31
* 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.
Location of Beer Quarry and Caves SAC

General site character

  • Dry grassland, Steppes (10%)
  • Improved grassland (50%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (5%)
  • Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (35%)

Download the Natura 2000 standard data form for this site as submitted to Europe (PDF <100kb)

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

  • 1323 Bechstein's bat Myotis bechsteinii

    This complex of abandoned mines in south-west England is regularly used as a hibernation site by small numbers of Bechstein’s bat Myotis bechsteinii as well as an important assemblage of other bat species.

Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection

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