|Unitary Authority||Dorset and Somerset|
|SAC EU Code||UK0012681|
|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
Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (3%)
Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (35%)
Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (32%)
Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (29%)
Mixed woodland (1%)
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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
Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site
1065 Marsh fritillary butterfly Euphydryas (Eurodryas, Hypodryas) aurinia
Representing marsh fritillary Euphydryas aurinia in the southern part of its range in England, Rooksmoor is an exceptionally large population within a cluster of sites in the Dorset stronghold. A large outlying population at Lydlinch has been included in this site as it is considered to be part of the metapopulation in this area.
Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection
- Not Applicable
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