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Special Areas of Conservation

Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England/Wales
Unitary Authority Dorset and Somerset, East Wales, Extra-Regio, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area
Centroid* ST321748
Latitude 51.46861111
Longitude -2.978055556
SAC EU Code UK0013030
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 73714.11
* 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 Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren SAC

General site character

  • Tidal rivers, Estuaries, Mud flats, Sand flats, Lagoons (including saltwork basins) (99%)
  • Salt marshes, Salt pastures, Salt steppes (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

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

  • 1095 Sea lamprey Petromyzon marinus

    Habitat occurrence description not yet available.

  • 1099 River lamprey Lampetra fluviatilis

    Habitat occurrence description not yet available.

  • 1103 Twaite shad Alosa fallax

    Habitat occurrence description not yet available.

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

  • Not Applicable

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