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Special Areas of Conservation

Afon Eden - Cors Goch Trawsfynydd

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Wales
Unitary Authority West Wales and The Valleys
Centroid* SH720271
Latitude 52.826
Longitude -3.9
SAC EU Code UK0030075
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 284.647
* 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 Afon Eden - Cors Goch Trawsfynydd SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (10%)
  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (83%)
  • Dry grassland, Steppes (1.3%)
  • Improved grassland (0.7%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (5%)

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

Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site

  • 1029 Freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera

    This tributary of the Afon Mawddach lies within a little-modified catchment and supports the only population of freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera in Wales that is regarded as viable. Recruitment is evident, with some juveniles recorded in recent years, although the population is comparatively small at an estimated 1500 individuals.

  • 1831 Floating water-plantain Luronium natans

    Floating water-plantain Luronium natans is not especially abundant or strongly flowering in the Afon Eden but it does represent a rare and significant survival, and this population, scattered along ~100 m of meander pools, is an exceptional instance of the species’ growth in naturally slow-flowing waters.

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

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