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Special Areas of Conservation

Tanat and Vyrnwy Bat Sites/ Safleoedd Ystlumod Tanat ac Efyrnwy

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Wales
Unitary Authority East Wales, West Wales and The Valleys
Centroid* SJ047259
Latitude 52.8225
Longitude -3.413333333
SAC EU Code UK0014783
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 11.55
* 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 Tanat and Vyrnwy Bat Sites/ Safleoedd Ystlumod Tanat ac Efyrnwy SAC

General site character

  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (11.2%)
  • Dry grassland, Steppes (21.6%)
  • Improved grassland (13.4%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (24.6%)
  • Coniferous woodland (0.9%)
  • Mixed woodland (11.6%)
  • Inland rocks, Screes, Sands, Permanent Snow and ice (0.5%)
  • Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (16.2%)

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

  • 1303 Lesser horseshoe bat Rhinolophus hipposideros

    This area in central Wales contains a good mixture of lesser horseshoe bat Rhinolophus hipposideros maternity and hibernation sites, thought to support about 4% of the UK species population, though counts in hibernation sites suggest this may be an underestimate.

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

  • Not Applicable

Many designated sites are on private land: the listing of a site in these pages does not imply any right of public access.