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Special Areas of Conservation

Baston Fen

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority Lincolnshire
Centroid* TF136171
Latitude 52.73916667
Longitude -0.316944444
SAC EU Code UK0030085
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 2.12
* 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 Baston Fen SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (100%)

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

  • 1149 Spined loach Cobitis taenia

    The Counterdrain, a large drainage channel running alongside Baston Fen, contains high densities of spined loach Cobitis taenia. It is an example of spined loach populations in the Welland catchment. The patchy cover from submerged plants provides excellent habitat for the species.

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

  • Not Applicable

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