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Special Areas of Conservation

Ensor's Pool

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire
Centroid* SP348903
Latitude 52.3425
Longitude -1.486388889
SAC EU Code UK0012646
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 3.86
* 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 Ensor's Pool SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (70%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (30%)

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

  • 1092 White-clawed (or Atlantic stream) crayfish Austropotamobius pallipes

    This lowland site in central England represents white-clawed crayfish Austropotamobius pallipes in standing water. This 1 ha marl pit holds a very large population, estimated at 50,000. Although crayfish plague outbreaks have occurred in the Midlands, this waterbody is isolated from river systems and is a good example of a ‘refuge’ site in an important part of the species’ former range.

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

  • Not Applicable

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