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Special Areas of Conservation

Glaswelltiroedd Cefn Cribwr/ Cefn Cribwr Grasslands

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Wales
Unitary Authority East Wales
Centroid* SS870830
Latitude 51.535
Longitude -3.628055556
SAC EU Code UK0030113
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 57.92
* 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 Glaswelltiroedd Cefn Cribwr/ Cefn Cribwr Grasslands SAC

General site character

  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (1%)
  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (10%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (64%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (25%)

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

  • This is one of four sites representing Molinia meadows in south and central Wales, one of the major UK strongholds for this habitat type. At this site, there are extensive stands of M24 MoliniaCirsium dissectum fen-meadow, including the heathy sub-type with cross-leaved heath Erica tetralix, as well as other forms with a stronger representation of grasses, rushes and small sedges. Transitions to stands of more acidic Molinia and Juncus pasture, dry neutral grassland and wet scrub vegetation are well-represented. Uncommon and declining species associated with the Molinia meadows at this site include the nationally rare viper’s-grass Scorzonera humilis and the nationally scarce soft-leaved sedge Carex montana.

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

  • Not Applicable

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

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