|Unitary Authority||East Wales|
|SAC EU Code||UK0030071|
|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
Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (0.3%)
Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (1%)
Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (12.8%)
Dry grassland, Steppes (3.8%)
Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (48%)
Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (32.6%)
Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (1.5%)
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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
A large and relatively isolated population of marsh fritillary Euphydryas aurinia is present on a series of damp pastures and heaths in Gwent, representing the species on the eastern edge of its range in Wales.
Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection
- Not Applicable
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