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Special Areas of Conservation

Coed Cwm Einion

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Wales
Unitary Authority West Wales and The Valleys
Centroid* SN690947
Latitude 52.53444444
Longitude -3.930555556
SAC EU Code UK0030117
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 20.92
* 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 Coed Cwm Einion SAC

General site character

  • Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (12%)
  • Dry grassland, Steppes (2%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (3%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (69%)
  • Coniferous woodland (8%)
  • Mixed woodland (6%)

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

  • Coed Cwm Einion is an example of Tilio-Acerion woodland in the extreme west of the habitat’s range. This small but unusual wood extends up a steep gorge, and has a canopy with much ash Fraxinus excelsior and good representation of small-leaved lime Tilia cordata. The ground flora is diverse, and includes an exceptional Atlantic bryophyte and fern flora. Notable species include Tunbridge filmy-fern Hymenophyllum tunbrigense, hay-scented buckler-fern Dryopteris aemula, the nationally scarce liverwort Plagiochila atlantica, and the Red Data Book lichen Parmelia robusta.

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

  • Not Applicable

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