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Special Areas of Conservation

Glan-traeth

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Wales
Unitary Authority West Wales and The Valleys
Centroid* SH417666
Latitude 53.1733
Longitude -4.3686
SAC EU Code UK0030042
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 13.98
* 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 Glan-traeth SAC

General site character

  • Coastal sand dunes, Sand beaches, Machair (90%)
  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (10%)

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

  • 1166 Great crested newt Triturus cristatus

    Situated in north-west Wales, high counts since the mid-1980s confirm the presence of a large and viable great crested newt Triturus cristatus population occupying water-filled depressions that have resulted from sand extraction from the dune system. Glan-traeth is lightly grazed by domestic livestock, thereby maintaining the open terrestrial habitat required for feeding and sheltering of adults.

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

  • Not Applicable

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