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Special Areas of Conservation

Caeau Mynydd Mawr

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Wales
Unitary Authority West Wales and The Valleys
Centroid* SN575121
Latitude 51.7892
Longitude -4.0658
SAC EU Code UK0030105
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 24.78
* 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 Caeau Mynydd Mawr SAC

General site character

  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (7%)
  • Dry grassland, Steppes (3%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (90%)

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

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

    Marsh fritillaries Euphydryas aurinia occur over a wide area of traditionally-managed purple moor-grass Molinia caerulea pastures in south-east Carmarthenshire. The extent of suitable habitat, contained within more than 30 enclosures at Caeau Mynydd Mawr, suggests that this is one of the largest metapopulations in Wales.

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

  • Not Applicable

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