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Special Areas of Conservation

Dew's Ponds

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority East Anglia
Centroid* TM387718
Latitude 52.29194444
Longitude 1.500555556
SAC EU Code UK0030133
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 6.59
* 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 Dew's Ponds SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (4%)
  • Improved grassland (85%)
  • Non-forest areas cultivated with woody plants (including Orchards, groves, Vineyards, Dehesas) (10%)
  • Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (1%)

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

  • 1166 Great crested newt Triturus cristatus

    This site in rural East Suffolk comprises a series of 12 ponds set in an area of formerly predominantly arable land. The ponds range from old field ponds created for agricultural purposes to some constructed in recent years specifically for wildlife. Some of the land has been converted from arable to grassland, with a variety of grassland types present; other habitats include hedges and ditches. Great crested newts Triturus cristatus have been found in all ponds on site, though the presence of fish seems to have affected newt numbers in recent years in two ponds.

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

  • Not Applicable

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