|Unitary Authority||West Wales and The Valleys|
|SAC EU Code||UK0012680|
|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
Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (0.5%)
Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (13%)
Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (2%)
Dry grassland, Steppes (3%)
Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (62.5%)
Improved grassland (15%)
Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (4%)
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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
1065 Marsh fritillary butterfly Euphydryas (Eurodryas, Hypodryas) aurinia
This exceptionally large population (possibly the largest in the UK) represents marsh fritillary Euphydryas aurinia in its mid-Wales stronghold. This is a site at which both core and satellite populations exist. This site was selected because of the population size and because it is judged to be viable on its own merits (i.e. not relying on other sites in the vicinity).
Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection
1393 Slender green feather-moss Drepanocladus (Hamatocaulis) vernicosus
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