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Special Areas of Conservation

Staverton Park and The Thicks, Wantisden

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority East Anglia
Centroid* TM356509
Latitude 52.10583333
Longitude 1.440833333
SAC EU Code UK0012741
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 84.28
* 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 Staverton Park and The Thicks, Wantisden SAC

General site character

  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (100%)

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

  • This site is representative of old acidophilous oak woods in the eastern part of its range, and its ancient oaks Quercus spp. have rich invertebrate and epiphytic lichen assemblages. Despite being in the most ‘continental’ part of southern Britain, the epiphytic lichen flora of this site includes rare and Atlantic species, such as Haemotomma elatinum, Lecidea cinnabarina, Thelotrema lepadinum, Graphis elegans and Stenocybe septata. Part of the site includes an area of old holly Ilex aquifolium trees that are probably the largest in Britain. The site has a very well-documented history and good conservation of woodland structure and function.

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

  • Not Applicable

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

  • Not Applicable

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