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Special Areas of Conservation

Cumbrian Marsh Fritillary Site

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority Cumbria
Centroid* NY400409
Latitude 54.75916667
Longitude -2.932222222
SAC EU Code UK0030126
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 22.55
* 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 Cumbrian Marsh Fritillary Site SAC

General site character

  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (5%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (55%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (40%)

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

    This is a complex of three marsh fritillary Euphydryas aurinia populations which may form a single metapopulation. They inhabit a damp purple moor-grass Molinia caerulea grassland/scrub mosaic. This and the Bassenthwaite Moss population at River Derwent and Bassenthwaite Lake cSAC comprise a north-western set of populations which are genetically different to the other English populations.

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

  • Not Applicable

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