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Special Areas of Conservation

Rhos Llawr-cwrt

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Wales
Unitary Authority West Wales and The Valleys
Centroid* SN411497
Latitude 52.1225
Longitude -4.32
SAC EU Code UK0012680
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 45.95
* 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 Rhos Llawr-cwrt 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%)

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

  • 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

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