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Special Areas of Conservation

Blaen Cynon

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Wales
Unitary Authority East Wales
Centroid* SN946066
Latitude 51.74833333
Longitude -3.528055556
SAC EU Code UK0030092
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 66.52
* 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 Blaen Cynon SAC

General site character

  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (27.6%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (8.3%)
  • Dry grassland, Steppes (11.7%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (41.3%)
  • Improved grassland (5.5%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (3.9%)
  • Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (1.7%)

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

  • 1065 Marsh fritillary butterfly Euphydryas (Eurodryas, Hypodryas) aurinia

    Blaen Cynon contains an extensive complex of damp pastures and heaths supporting the largest metapopulation of marsh fritillary Euphydryas aurinia on the southern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

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

  • Not Applicable

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